CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER, McLAREN RACING
John Cooper qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1994 before joining the AvisBudget Group. He quickly progressed through the organisation and soon began working at board level within a newly acquired subsidiary in Greece before two further overseas roles in Italy and Spain. John became Budget’s finance director, having purchased the Budget Car Rental companies from administration in 2003.
John joined McLaren Racing as finance director in January 2005 and has subsequently taken on more responsibility after first becoming commercial and finance director in 2010, and recently becoming Chief Business Officer at McLaren Racing.
John’s main current focus is working with McLaren’s technical partners to ensure they work together with the team to bring performance to the race car and to the factory.
His other areas of responsibility include large capital projects, contractual work, driver terms and contracts, and new partner development.