Today, June 27th, Rolls-Royce announced that beginning July 1st the company will have Giles Taylor as its new design chief.
Giles Taylor will replace Ian Cameron, who was Rolls-Royce’s design chief since 1997 and now is retiring. Taylor will report to Adrian van Hooydonk, who is head of design for all BMW Group brands. Taylor, 44, joined the company in 2011, after serving as design chief at Jaguar. There he played an important role in designing the XF and XJ models.
Ian Cameron, joined the BMW group back in 1992, and was influential in the design of models such as the 3-Series model range, the Z8 and the Range Rover. After he became design chief in 1997, he managed to lead the company to becoming a leader in the ultra-luxury automotive segment.
“I would like to thank Ian Cameron for his contribution to the resurgence of the Rolls-Royce marque. His legendary design capabilities combined with his passion for the company’s distinguished heritage have made him an integral part of the success of Rolls-Royce. As his successor, Giles Taylor has a deep knowledge of emotive brands in the luxury segment and is the perfect choice to lead the Rolls-Royce design team to future success,” said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.