Dorian Lapthorne who served as general manager of Jaguar China has left his job and returned to Australia, according to company information.
Lapthorne was assigned to lead Jaguar China in December 2008. Before working in China, Lapthorne was general manager of Jaguar Australia. He held positions in finance, products, marketing and other areas since joining Jaguar and Land Rover Australia and successfully brought the Jaguar XK, XKR and the brand new XF to the market.
Lapthorne started his career in the auto industry in 2002. Earlier, he worked in Unilever Australia Co., responsible for finance and business development. Lapthorne graduated from Sydney University with an MBA and a BA in economics, accounting and law.
According to the company sources, Jaguar sold more than 1,800 vehicles in China in 2009, an increase from 1,348 units in 2008.