ONE of Malvern's major employers has announced changes to its leadership.

Morgan Motor Company has announced current CEO and chairman Steve Morris has been made executive chairman.

Taking over from Mr Morris as CEO is Massimo Fumarola, who comes in as a former chief product management officer at motoring giant Lamborghini.

Mr Morris has worked for the company for 40 years as of 2022, and said he hopes the leadership changes will help the company grow.

He said: "This is an extremely important appointment for the Morgan Motor Company.

"Massimo joins Morgan at a time when it is perfectly primed and positioned for future growth and further success.

"Therefore, it’s crucial that we have found someone of Massimo’s calibre, passion, and experience to work alongside me to help further cement the company’s recognition as one of the world’s most iconic sports car brands.

"I am excited to work with Massimo for many years to come and to see the company reach even greater heights of success, underpinned by passion, soul, heritage, and distinctive products."

Morgan was taken over in March 2019 by InvestIndustrial, which also owns big-name manufacturers including Aston Martin and Ducati.

The Morgan family, along with the senior management team and the wider workforce, retain a shareholding of the company and work alongside Investindustrial.

Morgan produces around 850 cars per year, of which more than 70 per cent are exported.

Mr Fumarola added: "As a sports car enthusiast, it’s an enormous honour to join such an iconic brand as CEO and work together with Steve to help amplify everything the company stands for.

"When I was a young boy, our neighbour had a Morgan, and I dreamt of driving a Morgan myself one day.

"For me, a Morgan is the best combination of pure vehicle dynamics, light-weight design, driving pleasure, quality refinement, functional design, and courageous engineering.

"Morgan has a timeless value proposition to ensure a best sensory customer engagement.

"I look forwards to working together with the team and with our dealers to promote this unique brand globally."