15 June 2017
PRODRIVE FOUNDER DAVID RICHARDS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF MOTOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION
David Richards has been selected as chairman-elect of UK governing body the Motor Sports Association (MSA).
Richards will assume the position of non-executive chairman from 1 January 2018, succeeding Alan Gow, who steps down on 31 December 2017 after 12 years in the role. The appointment follows a thorough process led by a professional search firm, in conjunction with a panel comprising non-executive directors of the MSA.
As the next chairman of the MSA board, Richards will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the organisation, which represents approximately 30,000 competitors, 10,000 volunteer marshals and officials, and 750 clubs.
David Richards said: “Having started out as a competitor and more recently run my own teams in a wide variety of motor sport categories I’m honoured to be asked, at this stage of my career, to chair the MSA. I’m really looking forward to this new challenge and trust that my 50 years of experience, in almost every facet of the sport, can now be put to good use.”
Alan Gow said: “I have known David, as both a friend and previous business partner, for over 25 years. I have no doubt David will take on this new role with great enthusiasm and I’m delighted that he is my successor.”
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