Chris Aylett

Chris Aylett
Chief executive, Motorsport Industry Association

A former Roosevelt Scholar, Chris began his career as a sportscar driver, eventually becoming a team owner and race promoter; while also building an international sporting goods distribution group.

Chris has been Chief Executive of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) since 1998 which has become the leading business network for this global industry, with nearly 350 companies in membership which transact over $6 billion of global business. Worldwide membership now includes F1, World Rally and US teams, major promoters, leading manufacturers, circuit operators, and service providers.

In 2000, he initiated a UK government review energy efficient motorsport; three years later, he launched the world’s first international Low Carbon Motorsport conference.

He has extensive international experience with both his business, and leading trade associations as Past President of the Sports Industries Federation, and has built up a widespread network of key industry contacts. He is a Fellow of the Motor Industry and the Institute of Directors, and co-author of “Motorsport Going Global: the challenges facing the world’s motorsport industry” published by Palgrave MacMillan

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