Mr Hicks moves from his role as director of technology services that he has held since January 2020.
He previously held technology leadership positions with market research and data analytics company GfK and aviation and aerospace company AJW Group.
With McLaren, he has led the rapid rollout of remote working; the Darktrace A1 cyber capabilities to protect McLaren’s network; upgrades to the company’s Dell Technologies infrastructure and the expansion and adoption of collaboration capabilities; and the pilot of Splunk analytics.
In his new role, Mr Hicks will oversee McLaren’s digital transformation including work in as-a-service solutions, the hybrid cloud, and cyber and data security.
By Neil Dowling