The MSA will make significant changes to its governance structures and processes from 2018 following detailed analysis of the recommendations of a major strategic review.
The review was carried out during 2016 to audit the functions and remit of the governing body. It centred on ten core areas of the MSA’s operations, the first being Board, Structure and Governance, with an MSA Board working group established to work through the recommendations.
A key outcome from the review is the reconfirmation of the MSA Board’s primacy in the governance of UK motor sport. It also recognised that the Board is ultimately accountable for all decisions that are taken on its behalf by Motor Sports Council, the sport’s rule-making body. Therefore, from 2018 the Chairman of Motor Sports Council will recommend all rule changes to the MSA Board, which will then be responsible for their ratification.
There will be further changes implemented from 2018, with the major ones as follows:
Alan Gow, MSA Chairman, said: "The Strategic Review incorporated many aspects of the MSA’s operations - bringing into focus some important and fundamental changes both necessary and desirable for a more streamlined and transparent governance structure. These will be implemented during the course of 2018, with some various details to be worked through before then.
"I would like to thank the Board of the MSA and the Executive for handling the additional workload that this wide-ranging operational review entailed, with great enthusiasm and dedication. I’m very pleased and proud to be able to sign-off my Chairmanship with this, having now taken the company through this vigorous process and committed it to these changes for the great future of the MSA and the sport."
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