Phil Popham new Lotus appointment

Group Lotus plc has announced the appointment of Phil Popham as senior vice-president – commercial operations for Group Lotus and CEO – Lotus Sports Cars, effective from 1 October 2018.

Phil joins Lotus from Sunseeker International where he held the role of CEO for four years. Prior to Sunseeker, he was part of the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) executive team for nine years with global responsibility for commercial operations.

The arrival of Phil is the latest in a series of high level appointments at Lotus, from both the global automotive industry and from within Lotus. A new business and operating structure has been put in place and the Lotus business is set for the next stage of its future growth and global expansion.

Phil commented on his new appointment, ‘I have spent my career working with, and have a passion for famous British luxury, high-tech and pioneering brands and Lotus, with its amazing history, definitely fits into that category. I am looking forward to being part of the team that will drive the substantial future growth of the Lotus business.’