Over the past thirty years the UK has become the world centre for the R&D and innovation needed to succeed in world motorsport. A unique business cluster of 4000 companies has chosen to make the internationally-recognised 'Motorsport Valley ®' it's home.
Chris became Chief Executive of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) in 1998, since when he has driven it to become the world's leading business organisation for the high -performance engineering and motorsport entertainment industry, Corporate membership includes team from Formula One, NASCAR, World Rally, World Sportscars alongside major manufacturers, service suppliers and circuit operators.
Member's sales exceed £5 billion of which they invest over £1 billion in R&D in their race for success; a ratio double that of pharmaceutical and ten times automotive.
In 2000, Chris created the MIA's Energy-Efficient Motorsport cross-sector programme which has opened significant opportunities for motorsport companies in the energy-efficient, lightweight, low-carbon business in many new business sectors.
Chris, a former Roosevelt Scholar, was a successful sportscar driver, team owner and race-series promotor whilst building his multil-million pound international sporting goods distribution group.
He is Fellow of the Motor Industry and the Institute of Directors, co-author of 'Motorsport Going Global: the challenges facing the world's motorsport industry" published by Palgrave MacMillan and a member of the British Racing Drivers Club.
Please visit the MIA website www.the-mia.com