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Appointment of Acting Chairman and new Trustee at the British Motor Sports Training Trust

The British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT), an established UK Registered Charity formed to improve safety and training in Motorsport UK regulated four-wheeled motor sports, has announced that Nicky Moffitt has been appointed as Acting Chairman, with effect from 18 th May 2021. At the same Trustees Meeting, Katie Traxton has also been appointed as a new independent Trustee.

Nicky, from Lisburn in Northern Ireland, has served as a Trustee of the BMSTT since 2006,having been first elected to that position when he became Chairman of the Regional Committee of Motorsport UK, but now serving as an independent Trustee.

An active competitor in all forms of club motorsport up to International level until he retired in 1985, Nicky has accumulated many years of organisational and administrative experience across the sport, including a period of 39 years as Secretary of the Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs until 2019, as well as having represented Northern Ireland at National Governing Body level for over 40 years.

Katie is currently Chief Communications Officer at Formula E, as well as a non-executive director for the European Sponsorship Association. She started her career working for five years in the FIA World Rally Championship in a variety of marketing, communications and operations roles before moving to BP Castrol to work across their international motor sport portfolio then diversifying to wider sports and entertainment.

With over a decade’s experience campaigning for equality and inclusivity in and out of the workplace, Katie joins the Trust with a keen desire to add her unique perspective to the wealth of experience of her fellow trustees, so that they can work together to play a part in shaping the next era in support of British motor sport.

Commenting on both appointments, Nicky Moffitt, Acting Chairman of the British Motor Sports Training Trust, said:

“Following the recent tragic death of our former Trust Chairman, Richard Parry-Jones CBE, I am very grateful to the Trustees for their support in appointing myself as interim Chairman, until such time as a suitable permanent successor is identified. My aim is to lead the Trust through the continuing programme of developments that had already commenced to raise awareness of the Trust within our community, and strengthen the ability of the Trust to make grants to support appropriate safety and training programmes, thus offering a benefit for everyone engaged in the motorsport community throughout the UK and its islands, and also respecting the memory and legacy which Richard Parry-Jones left with us.

“With the welcome appointment of Katie Traxton as an independent Trustee, she brings her own marketing and promotional expertise - and much more besides - as essential new skills to benefit the Trust, and I look forward to Katie’s contribution to the work of the Trust, which also demonstrates our commitment to welcoming new perspectives as we move into the future.”

Commenting on her appointment, Katie Traxton said:

“When Richard Parry-Jones contacted me about joining the British Motor Sports Training Trust, I was honoured to have been considered. I hope I can do my appointment justice, making a positive impact on British motor sport and also in Richard’s honour. My first job is to spend as much time as possible listening and learning, so if anyone has thoughts or ideas about what’s working well or what we should be doing more of, please do get in touch.”

To find out more about Katie, please visit LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @ktraxton.