The McLaren Technology Group’s chief communications officer and group media content and communications officer Matt Bishop has announced his decision to leave the Woking based company after ten years.
In a statement, Bishop who joined McLaren following his time as editor of F1 Racing Magazine, he commented by saying:
After a great deal of careful thought, I have decided to move on from McLaren, a company I have loved and served for 10 sometimes wonderful but occasionally difficult years. It was a tough decision, but it was the right one: the time is right.
“Being offered a McLaren job in the autumn of 2007 was a dream come true for me – and, although the past 10 years have been characterised by a huge amount of extremely hard work, I have enjoyed them enormously.
“I have had the privilege of working with a large number of truly exceptional people, including three world champions [Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso], and I am indebted to all my colleagues, past and present, for the inspiration and support they have given me throughout my time at Woking. I wish them every success in the future.
“But, as I say, the time is right, now, for me to move on from McLaren. The recent changes in the ownership and leadership of Formula 1 have made it an even more exciting business in which to work, and, desirous as I am to broaden my professional outlook on the sport I love, I intend to pause, reflect and take stock, before examining what exciting new challenges I may be able to take on.
Zak Brown, Executive Director of the McLaren Technology Group commented by saying:
Matt’s contribution to the development and improvement of McLaren’s communications, PR and digital/social media offerings has been enormous.
“He’s a good guy, and will be missed.
“But I always respect ambition, and recognise that Matt’s opportunities in Formula 1 are many and varied. Given the exciting changes in our sport, I can understand his desire to pursue such opportunities, and to that end I, and all at McLaren, wish him well.