McLaren has named Zak Brown, a leading motorsports marketing agency founder, as its executive director as a part of a restructuring programme following the departure of Ron Dennis as chairman of the British team.
Brown, 45, is set to join the team on a soon-to-be-finalised date next month to strengthen the organisational structure in a bid to boost McLaren's results in Formula One.
"As founder of Just Marketing International (JMI) – now the world's largest motorsport marketing agency – I've often worked closely with McLaren as I say, and I've developed some excellent relationships across the company," Brown reminded. "Together we've delivered some great sponsorship deals, including Johnnie Walker, GSK, Hilton, Lenovo, Chandon and NTT."
McLaren added in a statement that "the process of identifying and recruiting a new group chief executive officer will continue."