Laishley named new Caterham CEO

Caterham Cars has announced that chief strategic officer Bob Laishley will step up as CEO when Graham Macdonald steps down at the start of July.

Laishley, the former Nissan global sportscar programme director, is an engineer by training with a proven track-record in developing and delivering innovative new products. He held various positions at Nissan, including programme director for its OEM collaborations and sports car divisions.

Laishley said: “I would like to thank Graham, on behalf of everyone at Caterham, for his work over the last 15 years. He leaves the business in a strong position following our best ever sales year in 2021 and demand for the Seven at an all-time high.”

Macdonald said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the customers, staff, dealers, shareholders and suppliers for their support throughout my time at Caterham. After 15 years at Caterham, 10 in the role of CEO, it feels like the right time step away and retire. There’s been some massive highs and big challenges along the way, but I can honestly say I’ve relished every bit of my time at Caterham.

“I’m proud to be leaving the business with a healthy order book and wish Bob and the business all the success in the future.”