Former Williams CEO Adam Parr has joined the board of Cosworth

Former Williams F1 CEO Adam Parr has one of three appointments to non-executive positions on the board of engine builder Cosworth, the British firm has announced.

Parr had been tipped to succeed Sir Frank Williams as Team Principal when he was appointed in 2006, having previously held senior legal and executive positions in government and the mining industries.

He was later promoted to the position of chairman of the F1 team, but he suddenly quit the team in March 2012, with the public claim that he wanted to spend more time with his family and pursue a better work/life balance.

It had been suggested that Parr – who was a very polarising figure in the paddock and had reportedly clashed with F1 head Bernie Ecclestone on a number of matters – was actually forced out of the role.

With Cosworth ending its involvement in F1 after almost fifty years in the sport, the English company has opted to undergo a major restructure, closing down its subsidiary arms in aerospace and defence and electing to move back to its core business model in the automotive world and motorsport.

Joining Parr as non-executive directors are Carl-Peter Forster, formerly GM’s major executive in Europe and most recently the former CEO at Tata Motors, and Alan Donnelly, the former Member of the European Parliament who was heavily involved with the FIA in the Max Mosley era.

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