McLaren Applied


Michael Collier joins McLaren Applied to establish McLaren Human Performance Centre

Michael Collier has been appointed by McLaren Applied, the innovative technology company, to establish the McLaren Human Performance Centre of Excellence.

The Centre will be the first of its kind for the global sports and technology brand, based at the company’s world-famous McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England.

Michael’s appointment to McLaren Applied coincides with the company’s continued investment in driving the development of new products and solutions across health and wellness. 

Michael will lead the development of the Centre in his new role as Head of Human Performance, reporting to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Adam Hill, and working alongside Rodi Basso, Motorsport Director, as the company increases its capabilities across health, elite sport, wellness and motorsport.

McLaren Applied’s Human Performance Programme combines cutting-edge medical technologies and data analytics to create unique insights, allow strategic interventions and ensure peak human performance. 

Michael will work closely with Dr Adam Hill to access the latest scientific research and innovations through a vast spread of cross-industry and academia collaborations, including Oxford Medical School and Imperial College London. 

Michael will also align with Rodi Basso to further expand McLaren Applied’s driver development offering. 

Michael transfers across the McLaren family bringing with him over 15 years of extensive industry experience working in human performance. His previous roles include elite sports, the National Health Service and, most recently, supporting 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and McLaren-Honda driver Jenson Button for almost a decade. 

More details of the new McLaren Human Performance Centre of Excellence will follow in Autumn 2017. 

Dr Adam Hill said: 

"Michael’s extensive experience developing championship winning human performance in the world’s most technologically advanced sport will help drive growth of McLaren’s Human Performance Programme. His appointment signals a key point of inflection in our expansion across health, wellness and human performance: central to the McLaren Applied vision to improve lives. 

"We’re excited about our plans for the new Centre of Excellence, which will enable us to continue to provide cutting-edge technology solutions for McLaren’s growing customer base across health, elite sport, wellness and motorsport."

Michael Collier said: 

"I'm extremely proud to be joining McLaren Applied, a company driven to improve lives through rapid innovation. Our experience combining cutting-edge technologies and data-analytics to elicit peak human performance is central to our mission to increase health and wellbeing the world over. I’m excited to work closely with the whole McLaren Applied team to support our vision for data-driven life-improving health solutions."

Jenson Button, McLaren-Honda driver, said: 

"I’m delighted to see Michael transition through the McLaren family to take up his new position leading the McLaren Applied Human Performance Programme. I’ve been lucky enough to have personally benefitted from his expertise for almost a decade and, while we’re not together in Formula 1, it’s fitting that he’s now running the Human Performance Programme. The new Centre of Excellence will provide the perfect platform to enable Michael to further expand McLaren’s capabilities to develop, nurture and deliver game changing innovations across health, wellness and elite performance. I’m excited for this new era of talent development at McLaren."

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren-Honda driver, said: 

"As a graduate of the McLaren Young Driver’s programme, I’m thrilled McLaren is establishing this Centre of Excellence, as it will provide a great pathway to foster young talent in motorsport. Being part of the McLaren Applied Human Performance Programme was a pivotal part of my trajectory into Formula 1 and I'm excited about the opportunities the Centre will provide to new and existing talent. I'm proud to be part of the McLaren family, a company committed to supporting the development of young talent through motorsport."

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