Dr Tim Leverton joined Tata Motors in April 2010 as President, and Head of the Advanced and Product Engineering Division. In this role he is responsible for leading the global R&D of all Tata branded Passenger Cars, Trucks and Buses.
In a career spanning 31 years in the World Automotive industry specialising in product development, he has been involved in the engineering design and development of a wide range of vehicles and components, from the smallest car to the largest truck, as well as construction equipment.
He has held a number of senior management positions with the Rover Group and Land Rover, BMW Group as Chief Engineer for the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom, and JCB as Group Engineering Director. While at JCB he led the successful JCB Dieselmax project which raised the world land speed record for diesel powered cars to 350mph (563kph) at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA in August 2006.
Dr Leverton has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aston University – UK, and an MBA and Engineering Doctorate from UK Warwick University – UK. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering – UK in 2008.