McLaren has confirmed Zak Brown will join the company as executive director following the ousting of Ron Dennis last week.
According to the team Brown will play “a significant part of a restructuring programme” intended to “align the group’s commercial and strategic operations relating to achieving success in Formula One”.
Brown will lead the business along with chief operating officer Jonathan Neale. The company is still looking to hire a new chief executive officer.
“I’m immensely proud to be joining McLaren Technology Group,” said Brown. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for what the business has achieved to date, and I look forward to contributing to the next important phase in its development.”
“Having worked closely with McLaren for many years, I’ve been struck by the talent and ambition of the entire workforce, and 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.”
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