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McLaren hire Zak Brown as Technology Group executive // All change after Ron Dennis' swift exit

Published by Christine Blachford

McLaren hire Zak Brown as Technology Group executive
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Ron Dennis has barely vacated the building but McLaren are keen to show they are moving on, with the appointment of Zak Brown as executive director of the McLaren Technology Group. The organisation’s efforts to find a CEO of the McLaren Group as a whole are ongoing, but Brown will take up his post towards the end of the year, focusing on the racing squad.

Brown has plenty of credentials, as a former driver and creator of a well-respected and huge sports marketing agency, but recent speculation had him linked to a role with Liberty Media Group – the new owners of F1 as a whole. Instead, Brown has opted for McLaren, saying: “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.”

Ron Dennis remains in the picture, a little, as he is still a shareholder of McLaren, but he’s very much a silent partner.