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DateThursday, January 16, 2014

Williams F1 Appoint New IT Director

Graeme Hackland Leaves Lotus F1 to Join Williams F1 as IT Director


140116_WilliamsF1_Graeme_Hackland.pngWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC has announced the appointment of Graeme Hackland to the position of IT Director.


In this role Graeme will have overall technical, operational and delivery responsibility for all IT projects within the Williams Group, encompassing both the Williams F1 Team and Williams Advanced Engineering. He will also join the Group's Executive Committee.


Graeme has had a long career in Formula 1 joining Benetton in 1997 as a Network Support Analyst. He rose through the ranks being promoted to IT Manager in 2002 and Head of IS in 2009, taking on the IT/IS Director role in 2010. joins Williams from the Lotus F1 Team where he held the position of IT/IS Director.


Speaking about his appointment, Graeme said: "I'm proud to join the Williams Group as IT Director. The Williams F1 Team has engineering excellence at the heart of its DNA, and Williams Advanced Engineering has an enviable reputation for world class technical innovation. I'm excited to play a part in the future success of Williams, bringing my love of applying technology to complex business challenges, especially at a time of major change within Formula One's technical regulations."


Williams Group CEO, Mike O'Driscoll, added: "We are delighted to welcome Graeme to Williams in this newly created role. As a rapidly expanding high technology business it is important that we continue to invest in the very best IT facilities and personnel. Graeme is the ideal person to direct our IT infrastructure moving forwards and his vast knowledge of the Formula One operating environment will be particularly invaluable."



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