An important handover in the midst of a revolution in mobility. After a 38-year career in car design, Moray Callum is retiring as head of global design at Ford to be replaced by Anthony Lo who after spending the last 10 years at Renault is now ready to lead Ford into a new era of electrification, digitalisation and self-driving technologies.
Auto&Design has interviewed them together, in an online face-to-face meeting that allowed us to learn more about both their journeys and their passions, but also the past, present and, above all, future of the American manufacturer amidst alliances, synergies and new models dedicated to different markets.
Anthony, have you already moved to the United States? What is your way of working at the moment?
Anthony Lo: No, unfortunately I am still in Paris at the moment but I have meetings with the design team every day. The pandemic has helped us to work remotely without too many problems. I’m planning to move to the US as soon as possible and I think I will by June. Not meeting people physically is a real obstacle to our work: although technology now allows us to carry out model development, the human factor for me remains central.