Former IAAF President, Nick Best, said upon Graham’s appointment as Vice-President that he ‘has always contributed in a capable and considered way to the Council’s discussions and activities and I know he is committed to the IAAF’s future’ – Knight has evidently proven this statement to be true by embracing his new role and striving to improve the service that the IAAF provides.
The IAAF represents and champions the interests of those involved in the independent automotive aftermarket. The organisation comprises of three distinct elements, covering distribution, lobbying and workshop activities. The IAAF’s mission is to serve, strengthen and promote the independent automotive aftermarket on behalf of its members and for the benefit of the consumer. In Graham’s words, ‘It’s the only independent federation speaking on behalf of its members with one clear, articulate voice, ensuring the aftermarket isn’t disadvantaged’. Knight stresses that the IAAF is essential to the survival of the aftermarket and he has called for increased communication in all levels of this arena. Graham believes that the IAAF punches ‘way above its weight’; to do this, it relies solely on the subscriptions of its members (factors, retailers, garages, manufacturers, distributors and engine reconditioners).
Graham brings reformation to the IAAF by means of a refreshed outlook, enthusiasm and energy. All at FPS would like to offer huge congratulations to Graham for his achievement – he will assuredly do an excellent job.