Director, Lexus Division, Toyota (GB) PLC
Chris Hayes was appointed Director of the Lexus Division on 1 January 2022, moving from his previous role Director – People and Planning.
Hayes’s Toyota (GB) career began in 2003 with various field-based roles before he took up an overseas assignment as a marketing manager at Toyota Motor Sales USA in California. Returning to the UK in 2009, he led the Sales Planning and Vehicle Marketing teams before promotion to Marketing Director in 2013. In 2015 he transferred to Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels, taking on responsibility for European pricing strategy and operations, returning the UK three years later for his most recent directorship.
In his spare time Hayes enjoys tennis, cricket, golf, travelling and spending time with his family.