One of his tasks will be leading the supercar maker's transition toward electrification. Dunsmore is very familiar with the sector after serving for nearly four years as Nissan Europe's strategy director for EV.
His successful managing of the Leaf EV in Europe earned him an ANE Rising Star in 2018.
He moves to McLaren from his role as Nissan's vice president of brand and customer experience for Europe, Africa, India, the Middle East and Oceana.
Automotive News Europe will name its 11th Rising Stars Class in September. The award honors automotive executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.