Ward issues presidential manifesto
6 September 2013 – FIA presidential candidate David Ward has outlined his agenda ahead of the elections for the highest post of motorsport's governing body that are to be held later this year.
The plan, available to read in full on Ward's website, is titled 'Agenda for Change' and features a total of 20 key proposals "that would modernise" the FIA. He is set to go up against current President Jean Todt, should the Frenchman stand for a second term.
"The 2013 Presidential election is an important opportunity for the FIA membership to decide not just on their next leadership team but also on the further reforms the Federation still needs," reads a segment of Ward's proposals. "To contribute to this vital debate, 'Agenda for Change' offers 20 proposals that would modernise the FIA’s governance making it more transparent and responsive to the membership."
Ward believes the FIA President should be able to serve in a non-executive role, while suggesting the implementation of a Chief Executive Officer and a Management Board to give the organisation "a new professional strategic capacity it currently lacks."
Candidates are required to submit their applications with a list of Vice-Presidents between October 23 and November 13. The election takes place on December 6.