Zak Brown has been moved into the new role of CEO at McLaren Racing as part of the McLaren Group's management reshuffle following the opening two races of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Brown joined McLaren in the role of executive director in January 2017, and has jointly worked with racing director Eric Boullier and McLaren Technology Group chief operating officer Jonathan Neale to oversee the company's racing interests.

McLaren confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Brown will now become the CEO of McLaren Racing, while Neale becomes COO of the entire McLaren Group. Boullier will continue in his existing role, reporting directly to Brown.

Mike Flewitt will remain CEO of McLaren Automotive, and a CEO will be appointed for McLaren Applied Technologies is set to be recruited and announced in due course.

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

“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."

McLaren's management will continue to be overseen by the Executive Committee, featuring Shaikh Mohammed and shareholder Mansour Ojjeh.

 

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