GM executive tipped to head Jaguar Land Rover

Carl Peter Forster, the European chief of General Motors, has been tipped as the next head of Jaguar Land Rover.<br /><br />Forster was unhappy about GM&rsquo;s decision not to sell European subsidiary Vauxhall Opel to Canada&rsquo;s Magna International and is expected to join Jaguar Land Rover within the next few months. The London born GM chief has spent five years at the US car giant and was previously head of production at MG Rover during its ownership by BMW in the 1990s.<br /><br />Jaguar Land Rover, which employs 15,000 people, was bought by Tata Motors from Ford for &pound;1.3bn last year.<br /><br />Forster is expected to be succeeded at GM by Nick Reilly, currently head of international operations. Reilly faces a tough challenge in the year ahead with carmakers set to report heavy losses in sales.