After graduating with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, joined British Aerospace in 1980 to hold various positions in engineering. By 1989 had become Manufacturing Director of an aerospace business.
Joined McLaren International in 1989 as Operations Director, becoming Managing Director of McLaren Racing in 1997 and Chief Operating Officer of McLaren Group in 2003. In 2008 became Chief Executive Office of McLaren Group, Formula One Team Principal and Deputy Chairman of McLaren Automotive.
In 2015 became the Chief Executive Officer of the British America’s Cup sailing team, Ben Ainslie Racing.
Continues to have advisory roles for; BAR, BAR Technologies, Formula E Racing, FIA and various technology organisations.
Founder, The Lighthouse Company
Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Journalist, BBC News
Professor of Cognitive NeuroImaging, Aston University