LONDON -- Group Lotus has appointed former Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover executive Mark Farries to the role of chief financial officer.
Farries, 44, replaces Robert Gong, who is returning to China to work at the headquarters of Lotus's majority shareholder Geely, the UK sports-car maker said in a statement.
Gong has held the position at Lotus since December 2019.
Farries joined Lotus earlier this year as head of commercial finance from UK taxi maker LEVC, also owned by Geely, where he was director of finance.
Before joining LEVC, Farries managed prototypes for JLR, a role he took up in 2017 after working as head of global sales planning for Bentley. Prior to this, Farries held a number of managerial roles at JLR in business strategy, pricing and revenue and franchising.
Earlier in his career, Farries also worked for the supplier Delphi, as an accountant.