The UK Motor Sports Association (MSA) has announced Hugh Chambers as its new chief executive.
Chambers will begin his role with UK motorsport’s governing body on 1st November, assuming responsibility for the overall strategy, leadership and management of the organisation.
The appointment of the current World Sailing chief commercial officer follows an extensive and independent recruitment process conducted by a professional search firm in conjunction with a panel made up of non-executive directors at the MSA.
MSA chairman David Richards said: “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.”
Prior to joining World Sailing, Chambers served in senior commercial and leadership roles at Team Sky and the British Olympic Association (BOA). He also spent ten years in motorsport management with BAR Honda.
“For me, this role combines a lifelong involvement in motorsport, with all of my broader experience, drawn from a career in sport and marketing,” added Chambers. “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.”