Rolls-Royce has hired Giles Taylor to strengthen its design team. Taylor, a veteran executive designer, will head the luxury carmaker's exterior design department.
Taylor, who fills a vacant position in the team, will join the company in April, Rolls-Royce said in a statement.
''Giles brings with him exceptional design skills and a comprehensive understanding of British values and heritage that are so crucial to Rolls-Royce,'' Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group design, added.
After studying design in the UK, the 43-year-old Taylor worked in several international and UK design roles, most recently as head of design for the XJ and XK model series at Jaguar.
“Giles has a deep knowledge of emotive brands in the luxury segment and a proven track record. He will be a very valuable addition to the Rolls-Royce design team,” Ian Cameron, Rolls-Royce chief designer, said in the statement.
The Rolls-Royce's design team has received several design accolades, according to the company, including a 'Red Dot' award last year for the design of the Ghost, the company's latest model.