Royce Lecture 19th May 2016

Royce Lecture 19th May 2016



Barrie Wills

De Lorean Cars – The Inside Story


Barrie has more than fifty years experience in the worldwide automobile industry as a direct employee, interim manager or consultant with Jaguar Cars, British Leyland Truck & Bus, Reliant Motor Company, DeLorean Motor Cars Limited, Lotus, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Timor Putra Nasional, the UK Department of Trade & Industry, Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry, and the European Union. From 2005-2007 he worked to save the MG brand and to reintroduce a smart roadster, firstly as the MG Midget and later the AC Ace. Now he provides occasional assistance to vehicle and component manufacturers and distributors. Author of the 2015 book John Z, the DeLorean and Me …  tales from an insider, memoirs of his time with DeLorean Motor Cars as director of purchasing, later director of product development and supply, and CEO during the 1982-3 receivership, Barrie will be telling the story of a business that went from birth to burial in four and a half years but could have been a success.  His authoritative book on his experiences will be available after the lecture.  A second book, covering his other 44+ years in the auto industry, is scheduled for release in late 2017.

Barrie Wills with Delorean


Lecture starts at 6.45pm with refreshments from 6.15pm and Dinner at 8.00pm

Lecture (including canapés and wine)  – £15.00 each – buy tickets

Lecture and 2 course dinner – £35.00 each  – buy tickets

 Booking by phone to SHRMF office (01327 811048) Mon-Fri 10am – 2pm

Or email to [email protected]

Please book by 16th May 2016