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Les Ratcliffe MBE DL

Les joined Jaguar in 1973 after completing 5 years’ service with the Regular Army - Parachute Regiment. He has served for 31 years with the Reserves and risen to the rank of Major.

In 1998 he was appointed Head of Community Relations and was responsible for the introduction of a Community Relations Strategy into Jaguar, later to become Head of Community Relations Jaguar Land Rover.
Working closely across the West Midlands, Coventry, Warwickshire and the North West, Jaguar Land Rover now has a community programme that contributes over £3.4 million per year to the community, made up of employee and corporate volunteering, facilities, contributions and sponsorship.

A key element of Les’s role involved delivering a Community Relations Strategy that supports investment into charitable giving, Education development, Volunteering and Community Cohesion.

Since retiring, Les has set up his own company, Community Engagement Ltd, focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations advice and consultation.


Appointed in 2017