Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has named one of Britain’s leading global automotive executives as its next chairman.
Jonathan Browning, who was most recently president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, will succeed Sir Peter Rigby who step will down after the March board meeting.
Sir Peter, who runs the Rigby Group, and has been a board member since its inception, announced last year that he would step down after guiding the LEP for the last 20 months, and has spearheaded the hunt for his successor.
Browning, who has long standing family ties in Warwickshire, has held a succession of high-profile global automotive roles. He began his career in sales and marketing at Vauxhall in the 1980s and rose to become executive director of marketing for General Motors Europe. He will take up his LEP role in April.