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 Professor of Practice at the University of Western Australia 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 two books about Formula One: The Art of War – Five Years in Formula One; and co-author, with Ross Brawn, of Total Competition – Lessons in Strategy from Formula One. His academic study, The Mandate of Heaven — Strategy, Revolution, and the First European Translation of Sunzi’s Art of War (1772) was published by Brill in October 2019.
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.