The MSA will make significant changes to its governance structures and processes from 2018 following detailed analysis of the recommendations of a major strategic review.
The review was carried out during 2016 to audit the functions and remit of the governing body. It centred on ten core areas of the MSA’s operations, the first being Board, Structure and Governance, with an MSA Board working group established to work through the recommendations.
A key outcome from the review is the reconfirmation of the MSA Board’s primacy in the governance of UK motor sport. It also recognised that the Board is ultimately accountable for all decisions that are taken on its behalf by Motor Sports Council, the sport’s rule-making body. Therefore, from 2018 the Chairman of Motor Sports Council will recommend all rule changes to the MSA Board, which will then be responsible for their ratification.
There will be further changes implemented from 2018, with the major ones as follows:
Alan Gow, MSA Chairman, said: "The Strategic Review incorporated many aspects of the MSA’s operations - bringing into focus some important and fundamental changes both necessary and desirable for a more streamlined and transparent governance structure. These will be implemented during the course of 2018, with some various details to be worked through before then.
"I would like to thank the Board of the MSA and the Executive for handling the additional workload that this wide-ranging operational review entailed, with great enthusiasm and dedication. I’m very pleased and proud to be able to sign-off my Chairmanship with this, having now taken the company through this vigorous process and committed it to these changes for the great future of the MSA and the sport."
The latest news from the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship, Scottish Rally Championship and British Sporting Trials Championship. Read more
Motorsport UK has paid tribute to Charlie Whiting, who sadly passed this morning (14 March). He was 66. Read more
In one of the most significant changes to the administration of motorsport in the UK, the governing body has adopted new articles of association, which bring it in line with Sport England’s Code of Governance and best practice. Read more
Meet the young women representing the UK in the FIA Girls on Track Karting Challenge at Le Mans this weekend (8-10 March). Read more
Stephen Lickorish and Matt Sayle have been named the MSA Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year respectively and will each receive a trophy and £1000 at the MSA Night of Champions on 27 January. Read more
British GT4 Champion Will Tregurtha was named the iZone MSA Young Driver of the Year 2017 after a four-way shootout at Silverstone and will receive his trophy at the MSA Night of Champions in January. Read more
The MSA is seeking a pair of new Go Motorsport Regional Development Officers (RDOs) to cover the North and the East Midlands. Read more
The MSA has given its initial response to Sheriff Maciver QC’s Determination regarding the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the tragic events of the 2013 Snowman and 2014 Jim Clark Rallies, which was published today (Tuesday 21 November 2017). Read more