Adam Parr is a British businessman and former chairman and chief executive of the Williams Formula One team.

Adam runs a venture capital fund with investments in the fields of machine-learning, bio-mechanical technology and social media.

He is a director of Cosworth Group and chairman of Oxford Semantic Technologies Limited, a spin-out of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

Adam is the author of The Art of War – Five Years in Formula One; and co-author, with Ross Brawn, of Total Competition – Lessons in Strategy from Formula One.

Adam was born in London in 1965. He holds a BA from Cambridge University and a PhD from University College London. During his 30-year career, he has lived and worked in Europe, Japan, South Africa and Australia. Today he lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.


Illustration from The Art of War - Five Years in Formula One © Adam Parr 2012.

Illustration from The Art of War - Five Years in Formula One © Adam Parr 2012.