David Ward has written to the Presidents of all the FIA Member Clubs, asking for their nomination to stand for election as President of the FIA. In the letter, Ward said over the last year he has been approached by a wide range of FIA stakeholders encouraging him to be a candidate.
He also said that his preferred option is for a club President to serve as President of the FIA. However, in the absence of another candidate he is interested to stand to promote an agenda of further governance reform.
“Under the leadership of both Max Mosley and Jean Todt there has been continual progress in shaping the FIA to meet the challenge it faces in a rapidly changing world,” said Ward. “Jean Todt’s Presidency has solid achievements to highlight and I am still proud to have played a key role in his successful 2009 election. However, that does not mean that further change isn’t necessary to ensure that the FIA develops a governance system that meets global best practices.”
Accompanying Ward’s letter is his ‘Agenda for Change‘ manifesto. It contains 20 FIA reforms that would modernise the FIA’s governance system, making it more responsive to the membership. The proposals should also ensure that all available surpluses are channelled to the member clubs for their development especially in low and middle income countries.
In due course, David will be announcing his full election team and also raising issues relevant to the ‘Agenda for Change’ manifesto. To receive updates on the campaign…