Duffield takes over at Jaguar Land Rover Canada

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Jaguar Land Rover Canada has named Lindsay Duffield as its new president, the replacing outgoing Gary Moyer effective the end of this month.

Duffield had previously worked as president and CEO of BMW Group Canada, before being quietly replaced by Franz Jung in 2009.

“Lindsay has a proven track record of success in the auto industry, including extensive experience in the premium automotive business in Canada,” Gary Temple, president of Jaguar Land Rover North America, said in a release.

“His leadership experience in both the industry and the market, coupled with his strong financial services and business background will most assuredly help lead continued growth in the Canadian market…”

In addition to five years at the helm of BMW Group Canada, Duffield worked as vice-president, operations and vice president, sales and marketing for BMW Group Financial Services in the United States.

Prior to that, he served as director of marketing and communications for Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation also in the U.S.

“This is the perfect time to be joining the Jaguar Land Rover Canada team,” Duffield said.

“Jaguar and Land Rover are two premium and exclusive brands with a strong product line-up and with the forthcoming new models we will meet even more customer needs and desires.  Working closely with our dedicated Canadian dealer network, we will significantly grow the family of satisfied Jaguar and Land Rover customers across Canada.”  

A native of Guelph, Ont., Duffield becomes the first Canadian-born president of Jaguar Land Rover Canada.  

He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.  Lindsay, along with his wife Ruth and sons Jordan and Christian reside in Unionville, Ontario.