John Cowley Heads New Staff Appointments as PROCAR Looks to Biggest Year in Motorsport Motorsport event company PROCAR Australia has announced several new staff appointments as it prepares for its biggest season to date. PROCAR this year will...
John Cowley Heads New Staff Appointments as PROCAR Looks to Biggest Year in Motorsport
Motorsport event company PROCAR Australia has announced several new staff appointments as it prepares for its biggest season to date.
PROCAR this year will run four major national championship series, six motor race meetings, including the Sandown 500 in Melbourne, and is investigating the possiblity of an international 24-hour race at Bathurst in November.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ross Palmer announced well-known Queensland businessman John Cowley had joined the staff as Executive Deputy Chairman, adding valuable senior management expertise to the company.
"John Cowley has been a Director of PROCAR for some time, but following his recent retirement as Managing Director of Queensland Newspapers I'm delighted he now has time to lend us his considerable expertise on a day-to-day basis," Mr Palmer said.
"PROCAR is enjoying rapid growth and John will contribute particular experience in motorsport management. He is the Chairman of Gold Coast Motor Events, which organises the Gold Coast Indy race, and as a racing driver himself, brings first-hand understanding of the sport."
In other appointments, Chris Edwards becomes General Manager, Operations, his responsibilities including organisation of the six independent PROCAR Champ Series events this year.
Mr Palmer announced New Zealand motorsport identity Brian Lawrence, now living in Queensland, will be Special Events Manager in charge of developing the company's two endurance events, the Sandown 500 and the proposed Bathurst 24-hour.
In other appointments, Craig Nayda becomes Manager of the GTP championship category and Grant Boyden will be Commentary Coordinator of PROCAR FM, a new on-course commentary service at the PROCAR Champ Series rounds.