Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer has announced he is retiring
Dürheimer, 59, is retiring after his second stint in charge of the British firm, one of three roles he has held within the Volkswagen Group. Dürheimer will retain a role advising the VW Group on its motorsport projects.
Hallmark, 55, was previously Bentley’s board member for sales, marketing and PR before moving to JLR. He has also worked for Porsche, Volkswagen and Saab. Hallmark will start his new role on 1 February 2018. Hallmark is understood to have left JLR on Thursday 5 October.
During Dürheimer’s time at Bentley, he has pushed the growth of the brand, including the launch of the Bentayga SUV and a return to racing with the Continental GT3.