In my ultimate dialog with Horbury, we mentioned Ingenlath’s be on one?s feet to CEO, a degree few automotive designers have ever completed, to get his feeling on whether or not this may get started a unutilized pattern.
Horbury stated: “I really admire that he’s done this. It’s been tried before [elevating a designer to a top management post] to varying degrees of success. Sometimes I think those designers [promoted to top jobs in the past] became fed up with all the [management] stuff they had to deal with. But I think Thomas is doing a great job bringing a completely new brand to market.”
And Horbury added this on McGovern: “Gerry McGovern is now on the management board at Jaguar Land Rover. I think he will do a fantastic job in maintaining the balance between the commercial, financial and creative sides, because his voice will have a lot of authority in that company as a board member.”