Alan Gow will retire from his role as chairman of the Motor Sports Association (MSA) at the end of the 2017 season.
The 62-year-old has held the position at the head of the British governing body since January 1 2006 and confirmed he will not continue beyond a third term.
The MSA has already begun its search for a new chairman, a replacement expected to be announced later this year.
“The process to identify the next MSA Chairman is under way, arising from confirmation that incumbent Chairman Alan Gow will retire on 31 December 2017, having held the position since 1 January 2006,” an MSA statement explained.
“The MSA anticipates announcing the appointment of its next Chairman later this year.”
A former racer in his native Australia, Gow was one of the founders of TEGA before subsequently moving to the UK to lead TOCA’s stewardship of the British Touring Car Championship in 1991, BARC TOCA Ltd taking over management of the series in 2005.
Gow’s roles as series director of the BTCC and president of the FIA’s touring car commission are not affected by this decision.