Paul McNamaraUK – Joining the engineering services and technology division of the group, Paul McNamara will report to Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams Advanced Engineering. He will be responsible for the overall technical management and delivery of an expanding range of projects in automotive and motorsports, plus energy, defence and civil aerospace.

Prior to Williams, McNamara served as executive director at Shanghai Automotive Industries (SAIC), based at a technical centre in the UK but working for a significant amount of time in the Chinese operation, helping to deliver current programmes to market and to set future product direction.

Before SAIC, he spent 20 years at Ricardo, where he was UK engineering director for five years and managing director of the UK divisions for another five years. During his time with Ricardo, McNamara led major projects for OEM customers including Ford, Volvo, Hyundai and McLaren.