The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to announce that its CEO, Andrew Westacott, has been appointed to the Board of the Australian Karting Association Ltd (Karting Australia) effectively immediately.
Karting Australia Chairman and AGPC Board Member, Mick Doohan AM, believes the skills, values and passion for the sport of karting that Andrew brings to the Board are exceptional.
“Andrew is a true leader for motor racing in this country and we’re delighted to have him as a Director on our Board for Karting Australia,” said Doohan.
“He brings with him a wealth of experience having been a driving force of the success of the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix and Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix over the past decade, following a successful role with the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.”
AGPC CEO, Andrew Westacott, said he was thrilled to be given the opportunity to help shape the future of Karting Australia.
“I’ve taken great delight in having the young karting kids as part of the Formula 1® Grand Prix in Melbourne over the past five years. It has provided me with great pride to see them grow and gain an insight into the great people that are involved in the sport,” said Westacott.
“It is for these reasons that I decided to pursue the opportunity to join the Board of Directors and I look forward to building an even stronger sport at all levels for many years to come.”
Formed in 1966, Karting Australia is the governing body for the sport of Karting in Australia and has produced some of Australia’s finest motor racing talents.
Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, Karting Australia’s objectives are to encourage competition from a young age at appropriate levels, to develop excellence and to increase participation in the sport of Karting.