Head of Design
Robert Thompson is Head of Design at Tharsus Ltd and is responsible for providing the leadership and directives for all engineering, product design and test activities within the business.
Before joining Tharsus, Robert was responsible for delivering senior leadership to the validation of all new and future projects for McLaren Automotive Ltd. Since 2010, he was key in establishing McLaren as a world leading manufacturer of innovative, ultra-high performance sports cars which drivers love.
Robert gained extensive experience through the full spectrum of Automotive Design and Production, having held positions in vehicle engineering, chief technical and design on global assignments both at OEM and Tier 1.
Prior to the McLaren appointment Robert was enlisted in the launch of Bentley Motors venture into Volkswagen AG platforms, with responsibilities for overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s powertrain systems technologies.
Robert holds a 1st class degree in Automotive & Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire.