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The autonomous, connected, electric revolution - disrupt, or be disrupted

IET EngTalks: Future Transport
Inspired by the life and work of

Sir Frederick Henry Royce

21 November 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Henry Royce about (image) Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Rogers is a passionate advocate for engineering with 34 years’ experience in the automotive industry. Starting as a technician apprentice, Nick now leads Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering operations at board-level as Executive Director for Product Engineering. To this day, he remains a true engineer through and through, and encourages technical curiosity and disruptive innovation across his 12,000 strong-team.

Nick has been in this role since 2015, during which time he has led the engineering team to deliver a host of new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, including the first Jaguar SUVs (F-PACE and E-PACE), the brand new Range Rover Velar, the all-new Land Rover Discovery, and the PHEV Range Rover. Most recently, he led the pioneering, disruptive delivery of the world’s first all-electric performance SUV; the Jaguar I-PACE.

Previously he was Vehicle Line Director for Land Rover, leading the both technical and business creation of future vehicle architecture and products. In this role Nick defined the all-aluminium Premium Lightweight Architecture, and developed and launched the globally acclaimed all-new Range Rover and all-new Range Rover Sport.

Prior to this he ran manufacturing operations at Land Rover’s Solihull facility for Range Rover, Land Rover Defender and Powertrain Operations.

Since starting his career as a technician apprentice in 1984, Nick has held numerous engineering roles. Nick led body structures design on a number of programmes including Discovery 2, moving on to lead the body engineering teams on Discovery 3 and Range Rover Sport. As Chief Engineer, Car parked by solar panels  Nick led the teams who delivered both these vehicles and platforms to production in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

Born in Oxford in 1967, Nick grew up on a farm where he learned to drive in a Land Rover. This sparked a passion for engineering that continues to this day, especially in his role as Deputy Chair of the Faraday Challenge Advisory Board. The Faraday Battery Challenge is a UK government programme leading battery research and innovation to enable the development, design and manufacture of efficient, high-performing batteries in the UK.

Nick was honoured to take part in the global celebrations of the landmark 70th anniversary of Land Rover in April this year (2018).


18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Insight talk

18:45 - Start of EngTalk

20:00 - Drinks reception

21:00 - Close

EngTalk showcase

Do you have some exciting relevant technology, projects or innovative materials that you would like to showcase to fellow guests at our EngTalks?

We have the perfect opportunity for you.

A number of table tops will be available at no cost for select organisations to showcase interesting developments in this area.

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