CAMS appoints new operations manager

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Wednesday 1st February, 2017 - 5:40pm

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Simon Webb

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has appointed Simon Webb as its new General Manager of Motor Sport Operations.

Webb rejoins the national motor racing body having previously served in the role from 2003-2004.

Armed with more than 15 years experience in the global motor sport industry, Webb will replace Michael Smith who has taken up a newly created General Manager of Motor Sport Events role.

Smith will oversee CAMS’ commercial operations, which includes the Shannons Nationals, Australian Formula 4, Rallycorp (Australian Rally Championship) and the Australian Off Road Championship.

The duo commenced their respective roles today.

“Having worked in the global motor sport industry for some years, I’m relishing the opportunity to return to Australia and CAMS,” said Webb.

“Motor sport in Australia is embarking on an exciting era with record levels of growth, awareness and participation.

“I’m excited to take on this role to ensure the continuing development of Australian motor sport at all levels.”

CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca believes the new structure will help push the organisation forward this year.

“We welcome Simon’s global experience and expertise back into the CAMS fold,” said Arocca.

“He will be a great addition to oversee our motor sport department, which will continue to support the variety of disciplines we oversee at all levels of the sport.

“Our commercial responsibilities are of equal importance, particularly as CAMS now manages several properties in-house.

“This strategy seeks to generate revenue to exclusively put back into further developing our sport, which is common practice across every major sporting body in Australia.”