The Board of Directors – Tom Purves

Tom Purves

Tom Purves is Chair of Motorsport UK’s Council and a member of the Board of Directors.  

Tom spent 45 years within the automotive industry from his apprentice years at Rolls-Royce Ltd. Car Division in Crewe, through to becoming CEO of some of the major names in the industry.  

He served as Chairman and CEO of BMW for North America from 1999 to 2008 before becoming CEO at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in 2008. Tom retired in 2010.  

Earlier in his career, Tom was Managing Director, BMW (GB) and Sales Director for the Rover Group. 

Tom previously served as Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club and is now a Vice President. He regularly competes in sprints and hillclimbs and is Honorary President of the TR Register and supports clubs and motorsport with his experience of the automobile industry and management.