Jaguar Design Boss Is Leaving after over 20 Years

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Jaguar Design Boss Is Leaving after over 20 Years


Byline: ENDA MULLEN News Reporter

JAGUAR design supremo Ian Callum is stepping down after more than 20 years in the role.

The Coventry car maker has announced its director of design, who heads-up the team at the Jaguar Design Centre in Whitley, will leave at the end of June.

He will be replaced by Julian Thomson, the current Jaguar creative design director, but will continue to play a role as a design consultant.

Mr Callum has been the creative force behind Jaguar since 1999, building a design team around him which breathed new life into the marque.

He will be remembered for ditching Jaguar's retro design language when it came to saloons - moving away from the XJ, S-Type and F-Type to the XF, XE and all-new XJ.

It represented a sea change which marked a radical departure from the retrostyled models which still harked back to the days of Sir William Lyons..

He also created the F-Type - Jaguar's first two-seater sports car since the legendary E-type - and took Jaguar into the brave new world of SUVs with the F-Pace, E-Pace and I-Pace models.

The all-electric I-Pace - Jaguar Land Rover's first all-electric car - will perhaps be seen as his crowning glory.

It claimed three major global industry honours recently when it was declared 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car.

Mr Callum said: "I have had an incredible career at Jaguar.

"One of my biggest highlights was creating XF because it represented the beginning of a new era moving Jaguar from tradition to contemporary design - it was a significant turning point in our story.

"Designing the F-Type was a dream come true for me, and I-Pace was an opportunity to create something hugely innovative that would really challenge the perception of Jaguar - and its success is testament to just how far the brand has come."

He added: "I came into this role with a mission to take Jaguar design back to where it deserved to be.

"It has taken 20 years, but I believe I have achieved what I set out to do.

"Given the strength of both our products and the design team I feel that now is the right time to move on, both personally and professionally, and explore other design projects.

"Designing Jaguar cars was a lifelong dream for me and I'm delighted to remain involved as a consultant for the brand."

Paying tribute to his successor he said: "I have worked closely with Julian Thomson for 18 years - he is a hugely talented designer and absolutely the right person to lead Jaguar design into its next chapter."

Mr Callum spent the first 12 years of his career at Ford Design Studios, moving on to become chief designer of TWR Design, where he was responsible for the Aston Martin DB7, Vanquish and DB9. …

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