Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC has announced that Mike O’Driscoll will become Group CEO, effective immediately.
O’Driscoll, formerly Managing Director of Jaguar Cars (2007–2011) and ex-President of Aston Martin Jaguar Land Rover in North America (2001–2007), has been appointed Group CEO to guide the long-term future of Williams.
The newly created role will see the Williams F1 Team and Williams Advanced Engineering united under one management structure, and will enable O’Driscoll to provide support to Sir Frank Williams, founder and Team Principal, and to work in partnership with Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal.
O'Driscoll will lead the Executive Committee, who will report to him, and in turn he will report to Sir Frank Williams and the Williams Grand Prix Holdings board.
Alex Burns, previously Chief Executive Officer of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC, will leave the company immediately. Williams has thanked him for the significant contribution he has made to the business and wished him well in his future endeavors.