Volvo C70UK – As managing director, Craig Wilson will have overall operational and delivery responsibility for existing projects within the company, oversee all business development activity and take a strategic lead in the commercialisation of Williams’ Formula One technology for the automotive, motorsport, transport and energy sectors.

Wilson previously served as CEO at Walkinshaw Performance in Melbourne, Australia. At the same time, he held a directorship at Holden Special Vehicles and was jointly responsible for the engineering and strategic direction of the high-performance vehicle manufacturer. He also spend more than a decade at TWR Group, six of those as managing director, overseeing projects such as the Aston Martin DB7, Volvo C70 and Renault Sport Clio V6, plus concept designs of the Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin Vanquish and Audi RS4.

In addition, Wilson co-founded Oxford Applied Technologies, an engineering consultancy specialising in bringing sustainable transport projects to market.

“As a business, Williams Advanced Engineering stands out due to its origins in the very competitive world of Formula One with its rapid technology development requirements,” commented Wilson. “The combination of accelerated development timescales, a collaborative approach to projects and strong expertise in energy-efficient technologies makes for a powerful proposition.”