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MIA Committee
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The MIA Committee

Committee Members:

Honorary President

The Rt Hon the Lord Astor of Hever PC DL

Lord Astor served in Government as Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) until May 2015, and was Honorary President of the MIA from 1996 until 2010. His tireless support for the motorsport industry, raising matters of value and encouraging intelligent, well-informed debate has helped steer a positive course for this UK industry. Lord Astor resumed his position as Honorary President in 2015 and has held it ever since.


Iain Wight

Business Development Director - Williams Advanced Engineering - the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. Providing world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to the Automotive, Motorsport, Civil Aerospace, Defence, Sports Science and Energy Sectors. 

Vice Chairman

James Grainger

Director Grainger & Worrall Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance castings to the motorsport industry.

Chief Executive

Chris Aylett

Past President of The Sports Industries Federation, with a broad portfolio of successful international business interests. Ex-driver/team owner.

Dick Bennetts

Managing Director, West Surrey Racing (WSR) - leading design company. Manufacturing, development & race team for Touring Cars and single seaters. International motor sport facility design (FIA approved). BRDC member.

David Cunliffe

Managing Director of DC Electronics in the UK and CEO DCE Inc. in the USA – leading manufacturers of high performance vehicle electrical systems for motorsport, military and automotive vehicles.

Peter Digby

President, Xtrac - leading suppliers of gearbox and transmission components for racing and rally cars. BRDC member.

Alistair Fergusson

Managing Director, Alcon - leading designers and manufacturers of brake and clutch components for racing, rallying and performance road cars.

Alan Gow

Series Director of the British Touring Car Championship. President of the FIA Touring Car Commission.

Brian Gush

Director, Bentley Motorsport, from 2000 to date.  Post Le Mans programme, now concentrating on GT3 works and customer Bentley Motorsport.

John Kirkpatrick

Managing Director, JK Motorsport Consultancy; Jim Russell Management. Life President of Association of Racing Driver Schools (ARDS). In January 2019, John was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the MIA for 25 years' loyal service to the motorsport industry.

George Lendrum

Managing Director, Titan

Jim Morris

Managing Director, Lifeline - leading suppliers of on board fire systems and safety products for the motorsport industry.

Director, Old Hall Performance - exclusive European distributor for Red Line Synthetic Oil products.

Malcom Wilson OBE

Managing Director, M-Sport - Founded by Malcolm in December 1996 to run Ford's World Rally Championship Programme.