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Cars Land Rover's McGovern honoured with OBE

11:54  28 december  2019
11:54  28 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Professor Gerry McGovern , Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover , has been recognised as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year’ s Honours List. The design director is one of 229 people due to receive the OBE from Her Majesty The Queen, and is the only UK automotive

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Gerry McGovern posing for the camera: Land Rover's McGovern honoured with OBE © Autocar Land Rover's McGovern honoured with OBE

Professor Gerry McGovern, Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover, has been recognised as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.

The design director is one of 229 people due to receive the OBE from Her Majesty The Queen, and is the only UK automotive industry figure among almost a thousand in total to be recognised on the wider list of OBEs, MBEs, CBEs and other awards.

McGovern, 63, now has a design career stretching back more than four decades, and including early stints at Chrysler UK and Austin Rover Group. While at the latter he led several key Land Rover model replacement programs.

After working at Lincoln and Ford/Ingeni, he returned to Land Rover as Director of Advanced Design in 2004, appointed by Ford design supremo J Mays. He was appointed Design Director, Land Rover, in 2006 and as Chief Creative Officer for the brand in 2008.

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