Ian Harnett has been appointed Chairman at Tevva Electric Trucks, effective from 1 January, 2022. Harnett was also appointed to Tevva’s Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee, succeeding David Roberts, who will remain on the Board as non-executive director.
Who’s Ian Harnett, new Chairman at Tevva
Harnett brings more than 38 years of automotive experience to Tevva, having held leadership roles at Jaguar Land Rover since 2009 when he was promoted to the role of Director of Purchasing. In April 2015, Ian was appointed Executive Director of Human Resources and Global Purchasing, also picking up responsibility for all Jaguar Land Rover Property matters globally. He was also responsible for the establishment of the new Strategic Business Office at Jaguar Land Rover, as well as heading up the Transition Team as Jaguar Land Rover was divested from Ford Motor Company.
«Tevva is well-positioned to capitalise on the growth of the global HGV OEM market, and to bring zero-emissions vehicles to this market. Tevva’s evolution as an OEM has been grounded in automotive best practices and guided by those who champion the industry. I am honoured to chair this Board of talented professionals who embody the company’s core values and share its vision», commented the newly-appointed Chairman of Tevva.
Founder Asher Bennett’s comment
«We are excited that Ian is taking on new responsibilities as Tevva Chairman. He has a fantastic profile and is highly respected within the automotive industry, representing an incredible endorsement of our proposition and vision. His leadership, expertise and enthusiasm for the next generation of commercial vehicles will be integral as Tevva continues to scale up and expand internationally», added Asher Bennett, Founder and CEO. «Tevva’s Board will look to Ian to provide additional leadership and support to our executive team, as we work to fulfil our ambition to revolutionise freight trucks. I would also like to thank David for his stewardship as Chairman and his continued insight as a non-executive director».