Norton Motorcycle Co appoints Sir Ralf Speth to Board of Directors
The Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd have appointed Sir Ralf Speth to the Board of Directors of its parent company, TVS Motor Company. The experienced automotive global business leader will join the company as Chairman, effective January 2023.
Most recently holding the position of CEO at Jaguar Land Rover for 11 years, Sir Ralf is widely acclaimed for the transformation of the British brands, striving to transform the company into the global force it is today.
Prior to this, Sir Ralf is widely experienced in senior roles within the automotive industry and has widely acknowledged for his leadership skills. He was the recipient of a knighthood from the Queen in 2018 for his contributions to British industry, and also named as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2020 for his passion for science.
John Russell, Interim CEO of Norton Motorcycles, said: “We are truly delighted to welcome Sir Ralf to the TVS Motor Company family. We know that Sir Ralf is a tremendous leader and his accomplishments in the automotive industry speak volumes. This excellent appointment comes at a time when the Norton Motorcycles business is on a very positive trajectory but still with much work to do. We will soon be settled in our state-of-the-art new manufacturing base and the guidance of Sir Ralf will be important for us as a growing British business that has a strong legacy.”