McLaren Technology Group announced that Zak Brown has accepted the position of Executive Director.
In this senior role, he will be a significant part of a restructuring programme. Its aim is to align the Group’s commercial and strategic operations relating to achieving success in Formula 1.
Brown and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Neale will report directly to McLaren Technology Group’s Executive Committee. They will jointly lead the businesses. This is part of the first step in the Group’s transition to a new and strengthened organisational structure. The process of recruiting a new Group Chief Executive Officer will continue.
Zak Brown (Executive Director, McLaren Technology Group) said:
“I’m immensely proud to be joining McLaren Technology Group. 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. 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), I’ve often worked closely with McLaren. I’ve developed some excellent relationships across the company. Together we’ve delivered some great sponsorship deals. These include Johnnie Walker, GSK, Hilton, Lenovo, Chandon and NTT.”
“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.”
Zak Brown is an American businessman and former professional racing driver. He founded Just Marketing International (JMI) in 1995. Now it is the world’s largest motorsport marketing agency. The agency was acquired in 2013 by CSM Sport & Entertainment, a division of Chime Communications plc. Brown became Group Chief Business Development Officer.