Mike Flewitt joined McLaren Automotive as Chief Operating Officer in June 2012 and became Chief Executive Officer in July 2013.
Since becoming CEO, he has presided over the significant growth of the business, in terms of product development, turnover and profit.
Under his tenure, the company has launched its product family of Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series as well as the new McLaren GT and motorsport products for customer racing.
McLaren Automotive is now the largest part of the combined McLaren Group.
In 2018 Mike announced the Track25 business plan which will see the company unveil 18 new models or derivatives with 100 per cent of its sportscars and supercars hybrid by 2024.
The same year, he also opened the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre alongside TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, that will innovate and manufacture the next generation of McLaren’s lightweight chassis to help achieve the company’s goal of winning the new automotive ‘weight race’ linked to vehicle performance.
In 2019 the brand celebrated the manufacture of its 20,000th car as the company moves towards producing 6,000 cars a year by the end of Track25.
Prior to joining McLaren Automotive, Mike was Vice President, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe, and Corporate Officer, Ford Motor Company. Before joining Ford, he held senior manufacturing and operations roles at TWR Group Limited, AutoNova AB and Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars Limited. He qualified in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and completed a post-graduate qualification in Management and Project Management at Salford University in 1996.