Wayne John Burgess: Biography 2021
Wayne J Burgess is a renowned Automotive Designer and Design Leader. With a career spanning 28 years in the industry, Wayne has a wealth of experience in designing vehicles for the majority of British Premium Manufacturers, from Rolls Royce, Bentley and Rover Group in his early career, through to Aston Martin and Jaguar Landrover more recently.
Notably, Wayne was Chief Designer for the Jaguar F-Type sportscar, which won 'World Car Design of the Year' in 2013, and then Studio Director for the Jaguar F-Pace SUV which also won 'World Car Design of the Year', 'World Car of the Year' and 'Women's World Car of the Year' in 2016.
More recently, Wayne spent 18 months as Head of Design at Geely Design UK, before taking up his current role at OLA Electric Ltd, as Vice President of Design, assisting Ola in their mission to create sustainable mobility solutions, across all transport modalities, for today's fast changing world.
As an editor at Design Field Trip, he writes opinionated pieces on automotive design and culture for several international trade magazines.