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Australian Racing Group CEO steps down

AUSTRALIAN Racing Group CEO Matt Braid is in his final week in the role, it has been confirmed.

V8 Sleuth has sighted a memo sent to stakeholders announcing Braid’s tenure will end Saturday, October 1.

The automotive/motorsport industry veteran has been a fixture in the ARG set-up since becoming its inaugural CEO in 2018.

It was the following year that ARG’s flagship category TCR Australia took off, and that S5000 debuted in an exhibition capacity.

Braid had previously held management positions with Supercars, Volvo, and GM Holden.

“Matt has led the business for the last four years and everyone is well aware that navigating the pandemic years was challenging and taxing,” said ARG executive chairman John McMellan.

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“We wish to acknowledge his commitment and the achievements made under his leadership.”

Liam Curkpatrick meanwhile will be promoted from ARG’s general manager of motorsport operations to chief operating officer.

That role will replace the CEO void as of October 1.

“It is very pleasing to see Liam step up into this role, he is well regarded for his knowledge, communication and pragmatism by our competitors, corporate sponsors, and event partners,” said McMellan.

“We are confident that his appointment will be integral to the business taking a significant step forward in 2023.”

Other management changes include Ken Collier taking on head of event operations, and Ben McMellan appointed as head of category operations.

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