The FIA Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity in the UK (No. 1088670). The Foundation is independent and under the control of its Trustees who are required to act within the powers conferred upon them in our Articles of Association and in the best interests of the charity.

Our charitable objectives are to promote public safety and public health, the protection and preservation of human life and the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment through:

  • promoting research, disseminating the results of research and providing information in any matters of public interest which include road safety, automobile technology, the protection and preservation of human life and public health, transport and public mobility and the protection of the environment;
  • and promoting improvement in the safety of motor sport, and of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users.

We are bound by the laws of the UK, including the Charities Act 1993 (as amended by the Charities Act 2006) and Bribery Act 2010. We take a zero tolerance approach to bribery and fraud and this is set out in our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy and Anti-Fraud Policy and Fraud Response Plan adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 2011 and March 2013 respectively.

The Foundation was established in 2001 with a donation of $300 million made by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the non-profit federation of motoring organisations and the governing body of world motor sport. To clarify the relationship between the Foundation and the FIA the Board of Trustees adopted a statement on this subject in November 2010.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is made up of not less than nine and not more than fifteen individuals including, the President of the FIA ex officio, and three nominees of the FIA and at least two Trustees independent from any member of the charity. The Trustees are responsible for the proper administration of the Foundation, have a duty to act collectively, and must act in the best interests of the charity. Our trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Please contact the secretariat for more information on eligibility and how to apply for trusteeship. All Trustees must sign a Trustee Declaration and complete a Register of Interests. In addition to the requirements of the Foundation’s Articles of Association the Foundation has adopted a Conflicts of Interest Policy and a Code of Conduct for Trustees.

Trustees

Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson

Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson

Chairman, UK
Jose Abed

Jose Abed

Mexico
Marilena Amoni

Marilena Amoni

USA
Martin Angle

Martin Angle

UK
Nick Craw

Nick Craw

Usa (Fia Nominee)
Brian Gibbons

Brian Gibbons

New Zealand (Fia Nominee)
Alan Gow

Alan Gow

Uk
Earl Jarrett

Earl Jarrett

Jamaica
Werner Kraus

Werner Kraus

Austria
Augusto Lagman

Augusto Lagman

Philippines
Miquel Nadal

Miquel Nadal

Spain
Graham Stoker

Graham Stoker

UK (FIA Nominee)
Jean Todt

Jean Todt

France (Ex Officio, FIA President)
Ken Woodier

Ken Woodier

UK
Takayoshi Yashiro

Takayoshi Yashiro

Japan