Mr. Booth served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Company, a global automobile manufacturer, from November 2008 until his retirement in April 2012. He was Executive Vice President of Ford of Europe, Volvo Car Corporation and Ford Export Operations and Global Growth Initiatives, and Executive Vice President of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group from October 2005 to October 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Booth held various executive leadership positions with Ford, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ford of Europe, President of Mazda Motor Corporation and President of Ford Asia Pacific and Africa Operations. He worked for Ford in various positions from 1978 to 2012.
Mr. Booth was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 2012 for his services to the United Kingdom’s automotive and manufacturing industries.
- During his career at Ford, Mr. Booth gained global business experience and led operations in Africa, Asia and Europe. In these and other roles, he successfully implemented major growth initiatives, business restructuring and cost management, and was involved in strategy, product development, marketing and operations.
- Mr. Booth held a variety of positions on Ford’s Finance staff. As Ford’s Chief Financial Officer during the 2008 financial crisis, Mr. Booth led a restructuring of Ford’s balance sheet and a return to growth and profitability.
- Mr. Booth is a Chartered Management Accountant.
- Mr. Booth has extensive public company board and corporate governance experience. He is a director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc and a former director of Gentherm Incorporated.