Connor McCormack to succeed Alex Burns as President of Millbrook

Private track hire UK at Millbrook's test track

Alex Burns, who has led Millbrook’s transformation since 2014, has announced that Connor McCormack will join the company as its new President, effective 21st September. Alex Burns will step down as President to pursue a portfolio career.

Connor has over 20 years of senior management experience, including a decade of strategic development as UK Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Inchcape PLC.

Connor’s extensive knowledge of the automotive market and his operational leadership skills will help us build on the already successful business and to continue to grow Millbrook’s market share globally.Andy Cowan, Interim Business Group Director, Spectris plc

Today, thanks to the commitment of everyone in the company, our customers and our suppliers, Millbrook is stronger and more competitive than ever before. It has been a privilege for me to lead Millbrook for the last 6 years; I am confident that Connor will do a great job of taking the company through its next phase of development.Alex Burns, President of Millbrook

This change comes as Millbrook celebrates its 50th anniversary, and 5 years after it became an international business, with facilities outside the UK. Millbrook has invested significantly in its test facilities in recent years notably enhancing its testing capability and has continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am delighted to take over as President of Millbrook at this exciting and challenging time. I am looking forward to meeting my new colleagues & customers and leading the Company into its second half-century.Connor McCormack

Indoor cold-weather vehicle testing on a snow track at Test World, Ivalo, Finland

In 2015, Millbrook acquired innovative winter vehicle and tyre proving grounds in Ivalo, Finland

Sled testing facility at Millbrook

In 2016, Millbrook joined Spectris plc

JCB on a ride simulator test rig structural test laboratory at Millbrook

In 2017, CSA Leyland Technical Centre in Leyland, UK, became part of Millbrook

Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering axle test system

In 2018, Millbrook expanded in the USA, China and Germany with acquisition of Revolutionary Engineering

Electrified driveline test facility at Millbrook in California with two engineers

In 2019, Millbrook officially opened its Battery Test Facility in the UK and an electric vehicle driveline test facility in California, USA. It claimed top honours in three separate categories in the annual Automotive Testing Technology International Award awards

Exterior of Millbrook's Variable Temperature Emissions Chamber (VTEC)

In 2020, Millbrook celebrates its 50th anniversary, remains open during the global pandemic and unveils further automotive test capabilities