Max Mosley

Former FIA president, press reform campaigner and core participant in the Leveson Inquiry

Max Mosley is the former president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) who brought a successful privacy case against the News of the World, winning a record amount in damages. He has since become a leading proponent for press reform and a core participant in the Leveson Inquiry.

Mosley graduated from Oxford with a physics degree in 1961 and was called to the English Bar in 1964, practising as a barrister for five years in London. He was a successful amateur racing driver and in 1969, he co-founded March Engineering, which quickly became one of the world's leading racing car manufacturers. From 1993 to 2009, He was president of the FIA, the governing body for Formula One and other world motor sport, and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations. During this time he led numerous campaigns to improve safety both in motor sport and on public roads, most notably leading the creation of the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP), the independent crash-test organisation described by the European Commission as the most cost-effective road safety initiative of the last 20 years.