The UK Motor Sports Association (MSA) today announced the appointment of Hugh Chambers to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Chambers will assume the position of CEO from 1 November 2018, taking on the leadership of the UK’s governing body for motorsport. His appointment follows an extensive and independent process conducted by a leading professional search firm, in conjunction with a panel comprising Non-Executive Directors of the MSA.
As the next CEO of the MSA, Chambers will be responsible for the overall strategy, leadership and management of the organisation; which represents around 30,000 competitors, 10,000 volunteer marshals, 3200 officials, and 720 clubs.
Chambers brings to bear significant commercial, sports governing body and motorsport experience.
His current role is as Chief Commercial Officer of World Sailing, where he has been instrumental in creating a new commercial and marketing proposition, credited with transforming perceptions of the sport to stakeholders and commercial partners.
Prior to this, Chambers enjoyed senior commercial and leadership roles at Team Sky and the British Olympic Association through London 2012. He also spent ten years in motorsport management, including programmes in the WRC, Le Mans and Formula One, with BAR Honda.
David Richards, chairman of the MSA, commented: "We conducted a very thorough search for a new CEO capable of leading the Motor Sports Association into its next ambitious phase. The standard of candidates was very high, however Hugh stood out as having all the right qualifications given his commercial, sports governing body and motorsport background.”
Hugh Chambers commented: “I am delighted to take up the role of CEO of the MSA. For me, this role combines a lifelong involvement in motorsport, with all of my broader experience, drawn from a career in sport and marketing. I am fortunate to have worked at the very pinnacle of motor racing, as well as participating across the breadth of the sport.
“There is an incredible opportunity to grow participation at grassroots level, bringing the excitement of motorsport to new audiences. I look forward to working alongside all the staff and stakeholders for the long-term benefit of the sport in the UK.”
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