CDN IAA MOBILITY Design Conference 2023

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Wayne J Burgess is a renowned Automotive Designer and Design Leader, with a career spanning 31 years in the industry.

Wayne has a wealth of international experience in Automotive Design, spending a large proportion of his earlier career working for British Premium Manufacturers, from Rolls Royce and Bentley through Aston Martin and Jaguar Landrover to Lotus. In more recent years Wayne has held Design Leadership roles for Chinese manufacturer Geely and, from April 2021, Indian manufacturer Ola Electric.

Notably, Wayne was Chief Designer for the Jaguar F-Type sportscar, which won ‘World Car Design of the Year’ in 2013, and then Studio Director for the Jaguar F-Pace SUV which won ‘World Car Design of the Year’, ‘World Car of the Year’ and ‘Women’s World Car of the Year’ in 2016.

Other vehicles which Wayne considers to be significant in his design career include the 2018 Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV (Production Studio Director), 2008 Jaguar XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake (Chief Designer), 2003 Aston Martin DB9 (Chief Designer), 1998 Rolls Royce Seraph and Bentley Arnage (Senior Designer) and 1997 TX1 London Taxi (Designer).

Wayne is well known for his passion and enthusiasm for all things creative and, beyond Design, has enjoyed a ‘part time’ career making music, having played in rock bands for many years.

Wayne is a pragmatic, approachable leader who prioritises coaching, mentoring and encouragement to realise a team’s potential.

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