New Design Director for Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that Giles Taylor has been appointed design director effective July 1, 2012 and will report to Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president BMW Group Design. Taylor replaces Ian Cameron, who retires from the role he has held since 1999.
After his design studies in the United Kingdom, Taylor initially gathered experience in several international design roles. The 44 year-old Briton spent 10 years as an executive designer, acting as head of design for two model series at Jaguar. He joined the Rolls-Royce in April 2011 as head of exterior design.
Ian Cameron joined the BMW Group in 1992 and held leading design roles for several models, including the 3 Series model range, the Z8 and the Range Rover. In 1999 he was appointed to lead the new Rolls‑Royce design team, resulting in the launch of Phantom in 2003 and all subsequent Phantom and Ghost family models.
While Ian retires from his design role he will remain within the BMW Group until the onset of his retirement age in April 2013, dedicating his time to Rolls-Royce global heritage matters as brand ambassador within BMW Group Classic led by Karl Baumer.
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