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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Auto Express releases it's top 50 Brits in the Global car market list for 2016, the Brits are here, and going nowhere.

  • Auto Express reveals its top 50 Brits in the global car business
  • Mike Manley from Jeep takes number one spot
  • Citroen Global CEO Linda Jackson climbs six places to number two
Auto Express has today revealed its definitive list of the top 50 Brits working in the global car industry, with Jeep CEO Mike Manley taking the number one slot in 2016.
Manley, originally from Bedfordshire but now residing in the US, has transformed one of America’s greatest brands, quadrupled sales in just six years and set his company on the road to a target of selling 1.9 million cars by 2018. 
In 2015 Jeep sold a total of 1.23 million cars worldwide. Manley is extremely passionate about brands and he thinks it’s the strength of the Jeep brand that will help him achieve the near two million sales target.
In second place in this year’s Brit List is Linda Jackson, Global CEO of Citroen. Her vision for the iconic brand is coming to fruition with strong sales of existing models and a raft of new Citroens on the way.
The Auto Express judging panel comprised industry commentator and Motoring Editor of the Daily Mail, Ray Massey, and Chris Donkin, Industrial Sector Partner at The Inzito Partnership, along with Auto Express’ Steve Fowler, Graham Hope and John McIlroy.
Chairman of the judging panel, and Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, Steve Fowler, said: “The British talent in the global car industry is something to be proud of, which is why we started to publish this list five years ago. Since then it has grown to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the industry calendar. This year’s list is teeming with talent, and I can’t wait to see what they achieve in the coming years.”

The Brit List 2016: top 50

1. Mike Manley
Head of brand, Jeep and RAM

2. Linda Jackson
CEO, Citroen

3. Duncan Aldred
US Vice-President, Buick-GMC 

4. Ian Callum
Director of Design, Jaguar

5. Trevor Mann
Chief Performance Officer, Nissan 

6. Nick Rogers
Director, Group Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover 

7. Paul Willcox
Senior Vice-President, Nissan & Chairman, Nissan Europe

8. Adrian Hallmark
Group Strategy Director, Jaguar Land Rover

9. Mark Adams
Vice-President, Vauxhall/Opel Design

10. Kevin Rose
Sales & Marketing ,Director, Bentley 

11. Mike O’Driscoll
Group CEO, Williams F1 Team
12. Joe Bakaj
Vice-President Product Development, Ford of Europe
13. Gerry McGovern
Design Director, Land Rover
14. Ron Dennis
Chairman, McLaren Group & Automotive
15. Allan Rushforth
Vice-President for Global Sales, Nissan
16. Andy Cowell
Managing Director, Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains
17. Steven Armstrong
Vice-President, Ford & President, Ford South America
18. Andy Goss
Global Sales Operations Director, Jaguar Land Rover
19. Chris Porritt
20.  Simon Sproule
Chief Marketing Officer, Aston Martin
21. Julian Blissett
Executive Vice-President, SAIC-General Motors Corp
22. Moray Callum
Vice-President, Design, Ford
23. Marek Reichman
Design Director, Aston Martin
24. Mike Flewitt
Chief Executive, McLaren Automotive
25. Fiona Pargeter
Head of Global PR Communications, Jaguar Land Rover
26. Jon Goodman
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Volvo Cars
27. Graham Hoare
Director of Global Vehicle Evaluation & Verification, Ford
28. Mark Ovenden
President & CEO, FordSoller
29. Michael Cole
Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motor Europe
30.  John Edwards
Managing Director, Special Operations, Jaguar Land Rover
31. Richard Palmer
Chief Financial Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
32. Peter Horbury
Head of Design, Geely
33. Christian Horner
Team Principal, Red Bull Racing
34. Nigel Stein
Chief Executive, GKN 
35. Tim Abbott
Managing Director, BMW South Africa
36. Adrian Newey
Chief Technical Officer, Red Bull Racing
37. Mark Lloyd
Design Programme Director, Citroen
38. Paul Willis
CEO, VW Group UK
39. Chris Gubbey
CEO, The London Taxi Group
40. Robin Page
Vice-President, Interior Design, Volvo Cars
41. Mike Hawes
Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders
42. Danella BagnallVehicle Programme Director, Jaguar Land Rover
43. Peter Thom
Vice-President, Quality, North America, General Motors
44. Martin Leach
President of NEXTEV
45. Claire Williams
Deputy Team Principal, Williams F1 Team
46. Lawrence Davies
CEO, Automotive Investment Organisation
47. Tony Laydon
Corporate Vice-President, Supply Chain, Nissan
48. Bernie Ecclestone
Chief Executive, F1 Group
49. Tony Williams-Kenny
Global Design Director, SAIC
50. Mark Sutcliffe
Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Renault-Nissan

The Auto Express hall of fame

2015 - Alan Batey

Last year’s Brit List winner Batey has the title of executive vice president and president, GM North America, and also serves on the board of GM China’s joint venture, Shanghai General Motors Co. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s the global boss of Chevrolet as well. 

2014 - Steve Odell

When Odell topped the Brit List he was busy restoring Ford of Europe to health. That success earned him a role at Detroit HQ, where he now heads global sales, marketing and service, reviving Ford and Lincoln worldwide – some way from his first role as a Ford graduate trainee. 

2013 - Ian Robertson

BMW’s global boss of sales and marketing was our second Brit List winner and Hall of Fame inductee. He’s still responsible for the brand’s growing sales success as it gears up to mark its centenary, with events planned this month in London and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

2012 - Andy Palmer

Our first ever Brit List winner was working at Nissan at the time. Now he’s reshaping iconic British brand Aston Martin and is in the process of launching the all-new DB11. As at Nissan, Palmer’s love of electric power is coming into play at Aston, too.