Nick Lines – Vice President and Chief Planning Officer.

Nick was appointed Vice President and Chief Planning Officer at the beginning of 2016.

He joined Aston Martin in 2001, initially leading the Manufacturing Business Office and developing the company’s lean manufacturing processes.  Subsequently he oversaw manufacture of the original Vanquish at Newport Pagnell before transferring to Gaydon to lead Body Construction and the Paint Shop for the Vantage, DB9 and DBS.   After progressing to the position of Manufacturing Engineering General Manager, Nick was appointed as the Head of Manufacturing at Aston Martin in 2012; a position he held for four years.

Prior to joining Aston Martin, Nick worked for BMW in Germany and the UK where he worked on the new model launches of a variety of new products including the 3-series coupe, cabriolet and the Mini.

Nick’s career began with Rover in 1994 where he managed the Assembly department at the Oxford Plant and subsequently the Rover 75 launch.  He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology and an MBA from Warwick Business School.