Martin Whitmarsh, team principal at McLaren from 2008 to 2014, is to make a return to Formula One with a new role at Aston Martin.
Whitmarsh will become group chief executive officer of Aston Martin Performance Technologies, from October 1, a role that will "encompass the brand's Formula One activities".
Team owner Lawrence Stroll said Whitmarsh's expertise will help Aston Martin in their drive towards a transformation into "a Formula One World Championship-winning organisation within the next four to five years".
Stroll added: "Martin has enjoyed a long, successful and high-profile career, spanning the motorsport, automotive, aerospace, marine and renewable-energy sectors.
"Moreover, he is a proven winner in Formula One. He is therefore the ideal person for the job of working with me and our senior management team to lead and inspire our workforce to future success both on and off track."
The 63-year-old Whitmarsh, who has been involved in America's Cup sailing and Formula E since leaving McLaren, said: "I know what it takes to win in Formula One.
"Inspired by Lawrence's leadership and backed by the skill, passion and resolve of the workforce, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure that our team becomes the winning operation that Lawrence is determined that it should be."
Team principal Otmar Szafnauer added: "Martin's arrival will allow me to put 100 per cent of my energies into making Aston Martin a winning machine."
Australian Associated Press