LONDON -- Lotus Group has promoted Ben Payne to head of design following the death of Peter Horbury at age 73 in June.
Payne was formerly chief creative officer at Lotus Technology responsible for the brand’s Chinese-built SUVs and sedans.
Based in Coventry, central England, he most recently led the design development team for the Lotus Eletre large SUV.
Payne joined Lotus owner Zhejiang Geely Holding in 2018, working at the company’s Geely Design facility in Coventry, later renamed the Lotus Tech Creative Centre (LTCC).
Payne will now also oversee all design for the Lotus brand, including its sports cars.