Close on the heels of CEO Thierry Bolloré leaving Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the carmaker has confirmed that its director of global purchasing, Neil Marsons, is also leaving the company. No permanent replacement has yet been announced.

On LinkedIn, Marsons said he is moving to a new role as group executive director of global procurement and supply chain at construction equipment maker, JCB. That role starts in January next year.


Neil Marsons served in a range of purchasing roles at JLR over a ten year period

In a statement, JLR said: “We would like to thank Neil for his commitment to Jaguar Land Rover over the past ten years. His authentic leadership style and tireless effort has been hugely appreciated, most recently in supporting the business through the global semi-conductor supply shortage. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Marsons’ ten years at JLR was mainly in purchasing, but he also served as global supplier of technical assistance and programmes director. Prior to JLR, Marsons worked in purchasing for Rolls Royce, with previous roles at Honda and MG Rover.

In his LinkedIn post Marsons said that it had been “an absolute honour and a privilege to serve at JLR, and to work with, learn from and grow with some of the best hard working, talented people in the automotive industry”.