BARC appoints Ben Taylor as Group CEO

The British Automobile Racing Club is pleased to announce the creation of a new post, Group CEO; with Ben Taylor taking up the role to lead the Club’s operations and multiple business units.

The appointment follows a restructure of the organisation and the creation of a new Group Board designed to assist the future development of the company and to deliver a stronger and more effective group strategy to the various operations that make up the second biggest group of motorsport venues in the UK. 

Taylor’s motorsport career dates back more than twenty years, involving positions in F1, BTCC and the UK governing body, the Motor Sports Association, now Motorsport UK.

Most recently he was Managing Director of the Major Events subsidiary International Motor Sports with responsibility for Wales Rally GB, the British Grand Prix and the British Rally Championship.

Prior to that, he was MSA Director of Development and Communications, leading the company’s promotional, grass roots and marketing activities.  

Commenting on his new role at the BARC, Taylor said: “It is an exciting and pivotal time to be joining the BARC as the company lays its foundations for the future.

“It is a big challenge, but I am looking forward to meeting the people involved, understanding the many different aspects of the business and working together to build on the existing structure.”

Tony Scott-Andrews, BARC Chairman, added: “This is the start of a new phase in the history of the BARC. We have ambitious plans to grow the company and create a solid and sustainable motorsport business for the next 50 years.

“We are thrilled that Ben has agreed to join us; his knowledge and experience make him the perfect fit to take up this new challenge and we look forward to getting started next month.