Electric and hydrogen truck maker Tevva Motors announced this morning it had appointed former Jaguar Land Rover executive Ian Harnett as chairman.
Harnett is succeeding David Roberts, who is expected to remain on the board as non-executive director.
The new chairman, who held leadership roles at Jaguar since 2009, first joined the truck maker’s board in August as a non-executive director to oversee growth strategy and market expansion.
“[Harnett] has a fantastic profile and is highly respected within the automotive industry, representing an incredible endorsement of our proposition and vision,” said Tevva’s founder and chief executive Asher Bennet.
“His leadership, expertise and enthusiasm for the next generation of commercial vehicles will be integral as Tevva continues to scale up and expand internationally.
Tevva secured in November a $57m funding through a private placement from new and existing investors to scale up manufacturing at its London production plant.