Richards’ MSA role
Former Aston Martin chairman David Richards CBE, has been made chairmanelect of UK governing body, the Motor Sports Association (MSA).
The MSA represents 30,000 racers, 10,000 volunteer marshals and officials and 750 car clubs. Richards will assume the position of Non-Executive Chairman from 1 January 2018, succeeding Alan Gow, who steps down in December after 12 years in the role.
Richards says: ‘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.’
Richards is the founder and chairman of Prodrive, which has won six World Rally Championships since 1984, with Subaru Legacys and Imprezas and drivers such as Colin McRae and Richard Burns.