Graham Stoker | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

Graham Stoker

Sport Deputy President

Graham Stoker is the FIA Deputy President for Sport and member of the FIA World Motor Sport Council. His role is to lead the sport pillar of the FIA, developing motor sport worldwide and using it as a global platform to promote social responsibility and international development of our sport.

Motorsport Involvement 

Stoker has a lifelong passion for motor sport, graduating as a driver from the Ian Taylor Racing School and the Winfield Elf Motor Racing School in France, before joining the UK ASN as a volunteer, rising to lead his ASN. Stoker joined the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (now Motorsport UK) in 1985, going on to become the first Chairman of the Permanent Stewards to the British Touring Car Championship from 1995 to 2001.

He became joint President of his ASN in 2001 when he was elected Chairman of the Motor Sports Council and ex officio Member of the Board and was at the center of motor sport policy in the UK, driving forward race and rally driver development, encouraging grass roots motor sport and club development, securing viable and sustainable championships, encouraging volunteers and grappling with sport governmental and environmental challenges. He has regularly dealt with the Motorsport Industry, the House of Commons, Her Majesty’s Government, Secretaries of State and Ministers concerning motor sport. 

As Chairman of the MSA Motor Sport Council from 2001 to 2009 he led a body of 25 notable motor sport experts, supported by over 200 individual members of Panels and Committees, representing the 750 member clubs of the ASN, presided over by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO. Stoker remains a prestigious Honorary Member of the UK Motorsport Council and was the Titular World Council Member for the United Kingdom before being elected FIA Deputy President for Sport. Stoker is also an Honorary Member of the famous British Automobile and Racing Club, and is a Patron of “ F1 in Schools”.

Joined the FIA 

Stoker joined the FIA in 2001 when he was elected to the International Court of Appeal, and in 2004 in Rome he was elected to the FIA World Motor Sport Council as the Titular Member for the United Kingdom. He has produced a number of significant reports on motor sport issues for the FIA, including the report to World Motorsport Council on the British Grand Prix in 2001 which led to the saving of the Grand Prix and the construction of new access roads and a sustainable travel plan in conjunction with the UK Government. As a former FIA Steward and Super- License Holder he has stewarded Formula One, WTCC, GT and Rally and has travelled to events around the globe as part of his wide interest in all aspects of motor sport.

As Deputy President for Sport he as the heart of major decisions at the FIA, working alongside the President to chair the World Motor Sport Council. He is a member of the Senate, joint chair of the Innovation Fund, and chair of the Sport Funding Commission, chair of the International Sporting Code Working Group, joint chair of the Statue Review Commission, and an Honoree Trustee of the FIA Foundation. 

Stoker has been central to the modernisation of the FIA Statutes, and the International Sporting Code, and the modernisation of the FIA Secretariat. He called for a Development Department to be established to grow motorsport worldwide. He has also supported Steward and senior officials training and fostered the modern role of the FIA as a leading International Sport Federation and Olympic Member. 

Stoker has forged a comprehensive development strategy for FIA motor sport, including Sport Grants, the Global Training Program, active grassroots motor sport development, karting slalom, cross-cars, digital motorsport, the key ASN Development Manual, the sharing of best practice at the Regional Congresses, supporting Women in Motorsport, delivering the annual Sport Conference, encouraging inclusion and drivers with disability, supporting “ STEM” education, and leading the push towards social responsibility delivered by the FIA Sport pillar and its member clubs. During the pandemic he has established the vital “Solidarity Program” with its ASN support, webinars, and numerous grants.  Stoker has been a strong campaigner for motor sport to bring communities together in countries where conflict exists, he has supported “ Peace through Sport” and he believes strongly that motorsport is a positive force for good. He is a member of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission and has awarded environmental accreditation to numerous stake holders. He will represent FIA at the upcoming Cop 26 UN Conference.

Stoker represents FIA at the GAISF, the IOC recognized association of Global Sport Federations based in Lausanne. He works closely with the other “power sport” federations FIM, UIM, and FAI and he represents FIA Sport at the EU Sport Congress, and other international meetings. 

Non-Motorsport Roles

Stoker is a recognized expert in Sports Law and long-standing member of the UK Sports Dispute Resolutions Panel. He has settled numerous disputes in a wide range of sports including selection for ‘Team England’ at the Commonwealth Games. He is experienced in anti-doping having been President of the FIA Anti-Doping Commission, and is an expert on international sport governance. 

Automobile  Mobility

Stoker is a long-standing member of the founder member Royal Automobile Club and a former member of the Policy Committee of the RAC Foundation. A member of the UK Environmental Bar, he has extensive experience of transportation and environmental policy having appeared at numerous public inquiries in the UK, and the House of Commons, and is a Member of the Parliamentary Bar Mess. 


Stoker was educated at the London School of Economics and the London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Called to the English Bar, he is a Winston Churchill Prize holder, a Member of the Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn, and a leading Barrister in the areas of Sport and International Law. 

He has a deep interest in International affairs, with a Master’s Degree in International Law and Politics from the London School of Economics. He has served the HM Government’s Lord Chancellors Department as a Judge dealing with Political Asylum cases, and is a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)


Graham Stoker Esq. is married with two sons and two daughters and lives in London and in West Wales near the famous Brechfa stages of the Rally of Great Britain.