Board Advisors

Dr Tim Angus (PhD)
Board Advisor, UK Representative

Tim has been working in the field of motorsport for over 20 years. He completed a PhD on the Italian Motorsport Industry in 2001. Tim’s three main areas of research expertise within motorsport are:

  • policy research on the economic impact of motorsport (both sport and industry) for government;
  • market intelligence on motorsport for the sport’s governing bodies and trade associations, and;
  • targeted market research for the global motorsport industry.

Tim’s clients have included the UK Government, motorsport trade associations, the FIA and various ASN's, as well as independent businesses in the global motorsport industry in the UK and Italy.

Tim is also an Honorary Assistant Professor at the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University in the UK, where his focus is on economic development and innovation policy, specifically around the global motorsport industry.

Tim’s work has been widely featured in the specialist motorsport press and mainstream media. He has also featured as an expert interviewee for BBC Radio, The Economist, The Telegraph and the Financial Times and is co-author of the leading book on the global industry of motorsport:

Matteo Costariol
Board Advisor

Experienced international expert with a proven track record of helping Italian companies expand their business operations beyond national borders. With almost 20 years of industry experience, he has successfully guided companies by conducting in-depth market analysis, devising targeted entry strategies, selecting effective distribution channels, and overseeing international business development.

In 2015 Matteo founded Global Marketing Architecture (GMA), a company specialized in facilitating business connections and collaborations between Italian and foreign companies in the motorsport sector investing particularly in recognizing the importance of both Italy and the United Kingdom as pillars of the European motorsport industry and actively work to create networking opportunities and knowledge exchange between the two nations.

One of GMA's main projects is the organization of events like the MOTORSPORT CLUB. This annual event brings together experts, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts from the motorsport industry in both countries. 

He is a trusted consultant for both institutional clients and commercial networks, providing reliable advice and support in Italy as well as internationally. His dedication to developing practical strategies for commercial growth has significantly contributed to the success and advancement of the companies he has worked with.

Having successfully executed projects on a global scale, Matteo possesses strong project management and development skills. Despite his extensive international experience, he remains focused on key sectors of the company, such as Motorsport and Med Tech Industries, where GMA aims to expand its presence.

Pierpaolo Vannucci
Board Advisor, Advisor for Innovative SMEs

He is a founding member of Studio Mgi Vannucci & Partners (CPAs) and member of the Order of Chartered Pubblic Accountants of Lucca since 1984. The firm comprises four partners and twelve highly qualified professionals.

He has extensive experience in tax consultancy, including international, corporate and bankruptcy proceedings. He also deals with contracts, financing and financial management of the company, extraordinary operations, consulting for family businesses and generational transfers.

In particular, he is passionate about international business development and business networks development (a novel form of organisational development introduced and regulated by the Italian law since 2010). On the subject matter he has been actively working since 2011 as speaker to several national events in Italy as well as actually creating and managing business networks in various sectors. He is also delegate for the Lucca Provence of AssoretiPMI, an Italian national association for business networks.

He also holds the position of Auditor in private companies and companies with mainly public capital and the position of coordinator of the internationalization commission for CPAs of Lucca.

Mgi Vannucci & Partners is part of  MGI Worldwide, a Top 20 international accounting network of independent audit, tax and accounting firms, which brings together the expertise of some 6,000 professionals in over 300 locations around the world. Our membership enables us to keep abreast of important new developments, while providing a seamless international service to any of our clients looking for support abroad.