Operations Director, Jaguar Land RoverBoard Member lead for Employment & Skills
Alan was originally recruited into Ford as an engineer after graduating from Manchester University in 1988. He undertook a number of manufacturing engineering roles in Essex and a three year assignment in Detroit. He returned to the UK in 1998 and moved to Solihull in 2007. In the following year, he took up the position of Operations Director at JLR’s Solihull plant with responsibility for the production of four unique all-terrain vehicles and the development and deployment of around 4,500 employees.
Alan is also responsible for community engagement; was previously part of the Solihull Council Sustainability Group and is currently President of the Solihull Chamber. He is married with three children and enjoys running, cycling and photography.
Alan Volkaerts is the Board Director lead for Employment and Skills.
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