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Chase Carey

Formula 1 employee

Chase Carey
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NationalityUSA
PositionChairman
OrganisationFormula One Group

Carey has a long and distinguished media business career, starting out from Harvard university with the Fox group. He’s dabbled with News Corporation, DirecTV, Fox again, and Liberty Media Group. In early 2017, he replaced Bernie Ecclestone in charge of Formula One, taking up both the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman position.

Biography

After earning business degrees at Harvard, Chase Carey started his media career with a role at Fox, working his way up to Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer and overseeing the launch of Sports and News networks under the Fox brand. In 2003, Carey moved to become CEO of DirecTV, promising to improve the subscriber numbers by a full million each year and show a profit – which he did.

DirecTV was part of News Corporation, but they sold out to Liberty Media. Carey left his role to move back to News Corp, and was at one point in line for replacing chief Rupert Murdoch. Instead, he became COO of 21st Century Fox (one of the divisions), and eventually resigned in 2016. He was a consultant for the rest of the year, but then signed up to lead Liberty Media’s charge into Formula One.

The group purchased an initial shareholding in late 2016, which saw Chase Carey and his fantastic moustache visit the paddock and start to build relationships. When Liberty took full control in January 2017, Carey stepped up as CEO and Chairman of the Formula One Group, replacing Bernie Ecclestone. He hired Ross Brawn and Sean Bratches to help him turn the future of the sport around.