Zak Brown becomes McLaren F1 team's CEO in company restructure

Zak Brown has been named the McLaren Formula 1 team's new chief executive officer, as part of an operational restructure of the outfit's parent company

Zak Brown becomes McLaren F1 team's CEO in company restructure

The Woking-based outfit announced on Tuesday that the McLaren Group will now be split into three clear divisions - McLaren Applied Technologies, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing.

Previously, there had been two sides to the company - McLaren Automotive and the McLaren Technology Group, which comprised Racing, Applied Technologies and Marketing.

The decision to simplify the structure has allowed the team to introduce a more defined management structure to help deal better with future growth.

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Jonathan Neale has been given the title of COO of the McLaren Group, while Brown becomes CEO of McLaren Racing - having previously being its executive director.

Mike Flewitt remains CEO of McLaren Automotive. A new CEO of McLaren Applied Technologies is being recruited.

McLaren's F1 racing director Eric Boullier's role remains unchanged and he will report directly to Brown.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, McLaren Group Executive Chairman, explained: "The work of the past year at a corporate level has been focused on structuring and positioning McLaren for growth.

"These latest developments are a natural consequence of that work and are designed to bring greater simplicity and clarity to the structure and leadership of the group."

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