McLaren Automotive has announced Mike Flewitt will step down as CEO after eight years at the helm of the British marque.

“Mike has been instrumental in McLaren now being recognised as one of the world’s leading luxury supercar brands, achieving the heights of success that have taken our competitors many more decades to achieve,” Paul Walsh, McLaren Group executive chairman, says. “We thank Mike for his tremendous contribution and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”

“I feel incredibly proud to have led McLaren Automotive through most of its first, highly-successful decade”

Flewitt, who has been “instrumental” in his role at McLaren, joined the firm as chief operating officer in June 2022 and became CEO a year later. Since that time, he has led McLaren to expanding its product offering to include the limited-production Ultimate range, the McLaren GT and the Artura.

“I feel incredibly proud to have led McLaren Automotive through most of its first, highly-successful decade and am privileged to have played a part in the incredible McLaren story,” Mike Flewitt says. “This young company’s success is testament to the many passionate and talented people I have had the pleasure of working with and I look forward to seeing that success continue.”

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Mike Flewitt was at the helm of McLaren Automotive for eight years.

According to McLaren, an executive search has begun to identify Flewitt’s successor. In the meantime, McLaren Group non-executive director Michael Macht will assume responsibility for all technical and operational functions.