Craig McCracken named as new IAAF president

Published:  22 February, 2023

Craig McCracken, Group Factor Manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts has been enthroned as the new President of the IAAF.

He has over 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry, 37 of which he has spent at Arnold Clark. Commenting on his new role, Craig said: “Having been on the council for a number of years and Vice-President for the past two years, I have seen in more detail the challenges the automotive aftermarket faces and also witnessed the incredible work the IAAF does to overcome these and to ensure we all remain in business. I’m excited about the future direction of the federation, as we look to offer more tangible benefits to existing members and expand our membership to independent garages.”

Mark Field, IAAF chief executive, said: “Craig is a passionate supporter of our trade and has both the experience and character to lead the Federation, as we continue our drive forward in protecting, strengthening and promoting the automotive aftermarket.”

Craig succeeds immediate Past President Richard Welland and will remain on the IAAF board, alongside Richard, Honorary Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale and Chief Executive Mark Field.

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