Aston Martin appoints Bentley boss as CEO

Aston Martin has announced that Adrian Hallmark will become the company’s new chief executive officer no later than 1 October.

He joins from Bentley, where he has held the position of chairman and chief executive officer since 2018.

Amedeo Felisa will remain in the post for the immediate future to ensure a smooth transition and will oversee the launch of the brand’s third next generation sports car in the coming months.

Lawrence Stroll, executive chairman of Aston Martin, said: “In Adrian Hallmark, we are attracting one of the highest calibre leaders not just in our segment, but in the entire global automotive industry. Complementing our world-class leadership, Adrian will bring to Aston Martin unrivalled experience in both the ultra-luxury and British manufacturing sectors to progress our strategy and continue recent momentum.”

Hallmark said: “The transformation of Aston Martin is one of the most exciting projects within the ultra-luxury automotive industry. I am looking forward to continuing the company’s great momentum and utilising my experience and passion to further unleash this iconic brand’s potential and take it to even greater success.”