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date: 02 July 2020

Palmer, Dr Andrew Charles free

CMG 2014; CEng, FREng, FIMechE

Born Birmingham 30 June 1963; s of Brian M. Palmer and Mary C. Palmer (née Henshaw); m 2004, Hitomi Kamiomachi; one s three d

Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin, since 2014


Coventry Univ. (Dip. Mgt 1987); Warwick Univ. (MSc Design Engrg 1990); London Business Sch. (Accelerated Develt Prog. 2002); Cranfield Univ. (PhD Engrg Mgt 2004). CEng 2003; FIMechE 2003; CMgr 2004; FREng 2017


Tech. apprentice, 1973–83, project engr, 1983–86, Automotive Products Ltd; Chief Engr, Manual Transmission, Rover Gp, 1986–91; Nissan Motor Corporation: business admin manager, 1991–2001; Dep. Man. Dir, Nissan Euro Tech. Centre, 2001–02; Prog. Dir and Corporate Vice Pres. for Light Commercial Vehicles, 2002; Pres., Motor Light Truck Co., 2003; Chm., Infiniti Co. Ltd, 2009; Senior Vice President: Global Planning and IS/IT, 2009–13; Global Mktg and Communications, 2011–13; Global Sales, 2013; Chief Planning Officer and Exec. Vice Pres., 2013–14. Vis. Prof., Tokyo Univ. of Agric. and Technol., 2009. Hon. DTech Coventry, 2010


motor racing (competition licence), motor cycling, reading, listening to rock music


Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwicks CV35 0DB