Matt Windle was appointed Managing Director of Lotus Cars in January 2021, adding the title of Group Vice-President in August 2022. Prior to that he was Executive Director, Engineering, from February 2020, a role which included leadership of Lotus Engineering, the consultancy division of the business. Matt has also been Executive Director, Sports Car Engineering, from July 2018.


With more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Matt has held senior management roles with both high and low-volume companies. He has worked internationally with businesses such as Volvo, Tesla, Zenos, Caterham and Daewoo. Matt first worked for Lotus in 1998 as a CAD designer before moving on to further his career, returning in 2017.


His role as MD of Lotus Cars is to continue to deliver Vision80, the corporate strategy which is transforming the Lotus business and brand before its 80th birthday in 2028. Between now and then, Matt continues to lead Lotus as it becomes a global force in performance cars with a revolutionised product range. His goal is for Lotus to be a financially strong company which is fully committed to the needs of its customers, staff and stakeholders.

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