Since informing the company in January 2020 of his intention to depart, Andy has worked together with Markus Schäfer and Toto Wolff to define the future management structure for HPP. This will see his responsibilities as Managing Director redistributed among the senior leadership team, with internal appointments to these key positions ensuring a smooth transition.
This leadership team will be comprised of: Hywel Thomas, who will be appointed Managing Director with direct responsibility for the F1 Power Unit; Adam Allsopp, Project One Powertrain Director and reporting directly to Markus Schäfer on Project One; Operations Director Richard Stevens; and Finance and IT Director, Ronald Ballhaus. In addition, Formula E Powertrain Chief Engineer Pierre Godof will continue to lead development for the all-electric racing series.
This new structure will enable the company to deliver three key projects to the highest possible standards in the coming years: the F1 Power Unit, the Formula E powertrain and the powertrain development and production of the Mercedes-AMG One.
Andy Cowell will continue to work alongside Hywel Thomas to support the transition and will consult to Mercedes-Benz AG on a major future project until at least early 2021.