McLaren Technology Group has announced that Zak Brown will become Executive Director of the company, at a date that is yet to be fixed. He will report to the company’s Executive Committee and will share responsibility with COO Jonathan Neale to lead the business, as part of the transition to a new and strengthened organisational structure. McLaren continues to look for a new Chief Executive Officer for the group.
“Having worked closely with McLaren for many years, I’ve been struck by the talent and ambition of the entire workforce,” he said. “I very much look forward to complementing the business’s many existing strengths, and building on them to drive future success in everything we do. As founder of Just Marketing International (JMI) – now the world’s largest motorsport marketing agency – I’ve often worked closely with McLaren as I say, and I’ve developed some excellent relationships across the company. Together we’ve delivered some great sponsorship deals, including Johnnie Walker, GSK, Hilton, Lenovo, Chandon and NTT. Best of all, in my new role I’ll be able to combine my absolute passion with my unparalleled area of expertise – respectively motorsport and marketing – while ensuring that the two stay totally aligned.”