Roger Putnam CBE
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Roger Putnam CBE has spent over 40 years representing British companies in global markets and has long relationships with motorsports, F1, World Sportscar Championship and the World Rally Championships
Educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree, Putnam went on to join Lotus with various roles including Public Relations Officer, Global Sales and Marketing Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing. Before being headhunted by Sir John Egan to join Jaguar World-wide Marketing and UK Operations Director. From Jaguar, Putnam moved on to be the Chairman of Ford Britain.
From 2005 until 2006, he was President of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
He was also a member of the Government’s Energy Review Partnership and Automotive Innovation and Growth Team which reports to the Chancellor on the country’s future energy strategy and the AIGT to the Prime Minister on alternative fuels and transport.
Directorships and responsibilities
He is also a visiting Professor of Automotive Business, City of London University
Roger is married to Trish and together they have two children.