The divergence of various sections of the McLaren
Group, the company has undergone a management reshuffle that sees F1 team boss Martin Whitmarsh handed additional responsibilities.
The recent spin-off of McLaren
Automotive from the McLaren
Group, and Sir Richard Lapthorne's decision to resign his non-executive chairmanship of both after just one year, led to the restructuring, which sees former f1 team leader Ron Dennis resume his role as executive chairman of McLaren
Group as well as continuing in the same role within McLaren
Whitmarsh, meanwhile, has been appointed as CEO of the McLaren
Group and deputy chairman of McLaren
Automotive. Neither role will affect his position as team principal of the F1 outfit, which took its second win of the 2010 season courtesy of Jenson Button
in China at the weekend.
“Following the spin-off of McLaren
Automotive from McLaren
Group, I'm delighted to announce this management restructure," Dennis said, “The two companies will have separate shareholdings, and will continue to be headquartered in Woking. McLaren
Group will be based at the existing McLaren
Technology Centre, while McLaren
Automotive will be based at the brand-new McLaren
Production Centre, which is now being constructed alongside the MTC.
“I have enormous confidence in the senior management teams of both McLaren
Group and McLaren
Automotive, and am pleased that both companies will be extremely well served by those senior management teams, now and going forward into the future.”
McLaren Racing's Jonathan Neale and McLaren
Marketing's Ekrem Sami, amongst others, will contonue in their role as managing director of their respective cpompany under the McLaren
Group umbrella. Antony Sheriff will continue in his role as MD of McLaren