Matthew Weaver has been appointed Vice President of Nissan Design Europe from 1st April. He succeeds Mamoru Aoki, who will retire after 39 years with the Japanese brand. Design Director of Nissan Design Europe, Weaver started his Nissan career in 2001 and his resumé includes work on both generations of Qashqai and Juke, as well as several Infiniti models during his time as Design Director of Nissan’s premium brand. His appointment as Vice President of NDE is the first time a European has held that role.

Matthew studied Transport Design at Coventry University, followed by an MA at the Royal College of Art, London. Matthew worked for several other OEMs before joining Nissan in 2001. Nissan Design Europe opened in London in 2003 and is one of four regional design centres, with global design being led from the company’s combined technical and design centre in Atsugi, near Tokyo. Other regional design centres are located in San Diego, United States, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China.