Joe Greenwell To Be Next SMMT President
Joe Greenwell, vice president, governmental affairs at Ford of Europe, will be the next president of SMMT, from 1 January 2009. Greenwell will succeed Graham Smith OBE, senior vice-president, Toyota Motor Europe, who steps down at the end of his two year term.
Mr Greenwell, who has held his current post at Ford since 2005, has enjoyed a long and successful career in the automotive industry. Immediately before his current position, he was chairman and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, having previously been vice president, Marketing and Operations, responsible for Ford of Canada, Ford of Mexico, Worldwide Direct Market Operations and Global Marketing.
He had been vice president, Global Automotive and Product Promotions and Associations. Before assuming those roles, Greenwell was vice president, Communications and Public Affairs for Ford of Europe. He joined Jaguar in 1983 and held several senior management positions within sales, marketing and public affairs.