Senior Management

Phil Popham
CEO, Lotus Cars

Phil Popham was appointed CEO, Lotus Cars on 1 October 2018.

He joined from British superyacht maker, Sunseeker International, where he was CEO from 2014, overseeing a notable period of growth and a return to profitability for the UK’s largest boatbuilder. 

Phil has led businesses all over the world in a career spanning more than 30 years.  He spent many of those years as a senior executive at Jaguar Land Rover, based in South Africa, North America and other regions.  He went on to be part of the company’s global executive team that presided over the business’s turnaround, rapid growth and most successful period. 

Highly respected in the global automotive industry, as well as in the luxury sector and closely associated with premium British brands, Phil has made a career turning major businesses around.  He has specialised in delivering on ambitious growth plans, while promoting and protecting some of the world’s best-known brands. 

He is married with two grown up children and lives in Norfolk, UK.