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Meet the speakers

Dr Andy Palmer, President and Group CEO Aston Martin

Dr Palmer is a British-born chartered engineer with 40 years of automotive industry experience. He is an indentured apprentice and graduate of Coventry and Warwick Universities with a master’s degree (MSc) in Product Engineering from the latter. He was awarded a Doctorate (PhD) in Engineering Management from the School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science, Cranfield University in 2004. In 2010, Coventry University awarded Dr Palmer an Honorary Doctorate of Technology and in 2014 he was appointed Professor, advising the University in the automotive field. He is also an Industrial Professor at Warwick University. In 2016, Dr Palmer was honoured to be selected for the first Cranfield University "Distinguished Manufacturing Alumnus/a of the Year Award.”

Prior to joining Aston Martin Lagonda, Dr Palmer was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Planning Officer at Nissan Motor Co. Dr Palmer started his professional career aged 16, as an apprentice at Automotive Products Limited (UK).

In the 2014 New Year’s Honours list, Dr Palmer was named a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in recognition of his services to the British automotive industry. He also serves as an Honorary Group Captain with the RAF.

Dr Andy Palmer