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2023 Grand Prix to be the chequered flag for GP boss Andrew Westacott

Thursday, 15 December 2022

He is AGPC’s longest-serving CEO.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) today announced that Andrew Westacott, AGPC’s Chief Executive Officer, will not seek another term following the conclusion of his current contract, which runs until 30 June 2023.

Andrew will continue to lead AGPC until after the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix™ 2023, to be held from 30 March – 2 April 2023. He will depart AGPC at a time to-be-determined between the conclusion of the 2023 Grand Prix and 30 June.

The 2023 Grand Prix will be the fifteenth Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ event for Andrew during his time at AGPC, having also been involved in the delivery of fifteen Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix events.

Andrew commenced at AGPC in 2006 as General Manager – Operations, before later being appointed Deputy CEO. He was appointed as CEO in February 2011.

He is AGPC’s longest-serving CEO, having acted under all of AGPC’s three Chairmen (Ron Walker AC CBE, John Harnden AM and Paul Little AO) and five different Government Ministers (Tim Holding, Louise Asher, John Eren, Martin Pakula and Steve Dimopoulos).

Throughout his stewardship, Andrew has overseen multiple contract extensions for the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ and Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix events, which will keep them in Victoria for many years to come. In more recent years, he has overseen massive development and growth of the Formula 1® event, as well as significant modifications and resurfacing of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

An announcement on the process to find Andrew’s successor at AGPC will be made in due course.