Open Site Navigation


The BADU mentoring group were invited to the headquarters in Woking to meet and have a Q&A session with McLaren CEO Zak Brown and Sky Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe Stephen van Rooyen.


Our mentees, along with Nana Badu, Joshua Warburton and our very own patron Martin Tyler, got some amazing insight into what it is like being a CEO at such a high level. The group were shown around the building, learnt about the history of McLaren as well as their development as a company and even had access to their production room where their new race cars are made.



What a day it was, it was such an honour to be able to see the offices and meet such big names in the world of F1! I want to say a massive thank you on behalf of all the mentees for such an inspiring day, a day I never forget



Later on in the day the team had the pleasure of sitting down and having lunch with veteran producer Billy McGinty - Sky’s Director of Formula 1. Our mentees were all left with a fantastic insight into what it is like being part of an organisation at the highest level. We’d like to thank the teams at Life at Sky and McLaren for such a fantastic opportunity, it’s one we won’t forget!