Charles Morgan has been officially dismissed from the Morgan Motor Company. The news was confirmed by Charles on his personal blog following an unsuccessful appeal against the decision to remove him from the board.
‘I have been informed that Morgan has rejected my appeal and, as a result, I have been removed from Morgan Technologies,’ said a statement from Charles Morgan. ‘It is incredibly disappointing news. My family and I remain very grateful for the expressions of support received from Morgan fans, workers and the public since this process began.
‘I have been dismissed on what I believe are very contentious grounds. Over the last 12 months, it was made increasingly clear that my philosophy to modernise Morgan did not fit with the philosophy of the current management,’ he added.
The grandson of the company’s founder, HFS Morgan, Charles joined the family business in 1985 and worked under the guidance of his father, Peter Morgan, before taking charge in 2003. As chariman, Charles enjoyed a successful spell, overseeing significant growth and the launch of new models, which included the reintroduction of the 3-wheeler.
However, following disagreements with the board, Charles was replaced as chairman in March and was appointed as an ambassador, but this tenure was short lived when the company issued a statement a two weeks ago saying he was no longer part of the management team or board of directors. Charles Morgan remains a major shareholder in the Morgan Motor Company and it’s believed he is now exploring other avenues for appeal.
No one at the Morgan Motor Company was available for comment.
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