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Dr John Wormald is a founding partner of autoPOLIS, a leading consulting firm providing strategic analysis and advice to companies in the world's automotive industry, including vehicle manufacturers, components suppliers, vehicle and parts distributors, service providers, financial institutions and government agencies. His extensive work ranges widely from the introduction of fuel-cell-powered vehicles to the aftermarket, in area in which he has a particular expertise.

He is the author of two best-selling books. His latest publication, Time for a Model Change: re-engineering the global automotive industry, co-written with autoPOLIS founding partner, Graeme Maxton, is full of sobering observations on the state of the business, is critical of the tactics of many vehicle manufacturers and recommends radical change for the industry. It became Cambridge University Presss book feature of the year in 2004 and attracted significant global media attention.

Co-founders of autoPOLIS, John Wormald and Graeme Maxton, provide economic outlooks and industry insights to many of the worlds vehicle OEMs and component manufacturers as well as financial institutions and to organisations whose success depends upon the fortunes of the automotive industry. They also research and write papers and advise government agencies on industry policy.

Dr Wormald's knowledge of the major issues facing the industry, especially the aftermarket which has been a very strong focus over the years, means that he is  highly sought-after as an advisor, speaker, commentator or facilitator on the global automotive industry.

Past clients for research, consulting, and insight briefing engagements include  Renault, Ford, Toyota , LeasePlan, Johnson Matthey, NGK, Tenneco, the UK Government, the French Government, the Malaysian Government, the Victorian Government of Australia.

Dr Wormald was previously with BoozAllen & Hamilton, Renault and the Boston Consulting Group. He holds a first-class B.A. in chemistry from Oxford , a Ph.D. from Harvard and an MBA from INSEAD. He is bilingual in French and English.

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