Head of Business Technology @ McLaren Racing
Dan heads up the technology portfolio across the McLaren Racing business; one of three divisions that falls under the globally recognised McLaren brand.
McLaren Racing encompasses the Formula 1 programme where technology plays a key role in the Team’s ability to design, build and race competitively throughout the season. In addition, McLaren has ventures in the Indy500 and professional cycling, where technology continues to evolve and provide the competitive edge that is engrained in the brand’s DNA.
Dan is responsible for the development and definition of the technology roadmaps that make up the core platforms and differentiated services that run and innovate the business. Dan works closely with the Racing leadership team to ensure the Technology strategy is aligned to the Team’s vison, complementing its focus on the journey back to the front of the grid and how it faces the new cost regulations being introduced to the sport in 2021.
Dan joined McLaren in September 2017 after spending 9 years working for Fujitsu Global, most notably with the UK Government delivering tailored IT services used by the Armed Forces. Prior to this, Dan was involved in Fujitsu’s Global Service Team delivering enterprise scale service desks, engineering services and management frameworks. He held several senior service management positions during this time.
Dan began his early IT career with Microsoft and developed through their well-recognised apprenticeship programme. In his free time, you’ll find him travelling, horse riding and volunteering.