Following the most successful year in its 20 year history, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) has further strengthened its Executive Committee with the appointment of four new members. Their knowledge of the broader automotive, engineering, manufacturing and grass roots sectors will help to steer the Association’s future endeavours.
Director of Grainger & Worrall, James Grainger; managing director of Chevron Racing Cars, and ex-chair of the BWRDC, Helen Bashford-Malkie; managing director of DC Electronics, David Cunliffe; and managing director of FCS, Alan Cornock, were co-opted onto the committee at the MIA’s AGM, which was held at the University of Warwick.
The newest members of the committee bring with them a wealth of diverse experience which complements the already abundant expertise of the existing team. The MIA proudly represents all aspects of the motorsport industry, from grass roots to the elite world of Formula One, and its committee strives to maximise the potential of the entire UK industry.
In addition to the new committee members, Jim Morris, managing director of Lifeline Fire & Safety, was re-elected as MIA chairman for a further two year term. He has been an MIA committee member for more than six years and has first-hand experience of growing his small motorsport business into a global success story.
Morris said: “It’s an honour to be re-elected as chairman; it means so much to be part of the MIA’s journey and represent such a dynamic and thriving industry. It is also a pleasure to welcome our new committee, with each individual bringing their unique experience and valuable knowledge to the table. I’m very much looking forward to helping the MIA deliver even greater value and growth to our members.”
This year’s election demonstrates the MIA’s commitment to driving the growth of its member’s businesses by bringing in new expertise. The MIA continues to shine a light on the success of the motorsport industry and to lobby government for support.
David Cunliffe, managing director of DC Electronics – one of the leading manufacturers of custom-built electrical systems, said: “Being invited to be part of such a prestigious organisation is a real honour. I am extremely passionate about the industry and delighted that I am now in the position to offer my skills and expertise to other members. The MIA is a vital organisation within the motorsport industry.”