TEGA reappoints Kelvin O'Reilly

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The Board of Touring Car Entrants Group (TEGA) has unanimously reappointed General Manager Kelvin O'Reilly for a further three years, underpinning the work of the key V8 Supercar Championship Series figure. O'Reilly, who is also TEGA...

The Board of Touring Car Entrants Group (TEGA) has unanimously reappointed General Manager Kelvin O'Reilly for a further three years, underpinning the work of the key V8 Supercar Championship Series figure.

O'Reilly, who is also TEGA Chairman, has been TEGA General Manager for the past two years. He was unanimously re-appointed through until 2008.

TEGA is a 75 per cent stakeholder in the V8 Supercar Championship Series responsible for the teams, technical and operational management of the series and the provision of race cars and drivers.

Together with Sports Entertainment Limited (SEL), TEGA forms the Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company (AVESCO) in an alliance that has presided over the extraordinary growth of V8 Supercars since 1997.

Inaugural AVESCO Chairman Tony Cochrane has also just been re-elected for a further three years.

Members of the TEGA Board said in a joint statement that O'Reilly's re-appointment ensures strong leadership of the Touring Car Entrants Group.

"Kelvin has been pivotal in the decision making processes that are critical to the Championships' growth. His broad range of business skills have proved beneficial in his role, requiring proficiency and understanding in areas as diverse as finance, legal, sporting and technical," the statement said.

"Critically, Kelvin has an intimate understanding of the key issues within the teams' businesses, and the broader issues that face TEGA as a business moving forward.

"His methods of management and administration of a complex organisation in what can often be a volatile environment are the key reasons for his reappointment."

TEGA also announced the appointment of Steve Brow as series Technical Director. Brow has been acting in the position since former Technical Director Paul Taylor accepted a senior position in the World Rally Championship in Europe.

KMart Racing Team Manager Rob Crawford had initially taken the position but a subsequent reshaping of that team meant he decided to remain in Melbourne and oversee a bid for the 2005 Championship.

"As it turns out Steve has proved the perfect man for the job," O'Reilly said.

"Steve has acquitted himself magnificently in the role at four of the biggest events on the calendar -- the Bathurst 1000, the Gillette Challenge, the Tasmanian Triple Challenge and BigPond Grand Finale.

"This proved to both TEGA and Steve himself that the he is more than capable of assuming the role and doing an exceptional job in ensuring technical standards of our teams remain of the highest order."

-avesco-

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