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Wednesday, June 26, 2024


MICHAEL Masi’s Australian motorsport portfolio has officially grown further with the ex-Formula 1 race director appointed to another key position.

A week on from being confirmed as the new Supercars Commission chair, Masi has now been named on a 10-strong SA Motorsport Board which will oversee the Adelaide 500 among other events in South Australia.

Masi is one of eight new members announced, alongside:

•          Carolyn Mitchell, commercial lawyer and company director (deputy chair)
•          Lisa Bishop, Adelaide Fringe deputy chair, former Music SA chief executive
•          Anna Hurley, hotelier, AHA council member
•          Martin Haese, former Lord Mayor and Business SA chief executive
•          Ish Davies, former News Corp SA managing director
•          Jamie McClurg, Commercial & General executive chairman
•          Mark Phelps, Ernst & Young managing partner

They join previously announced SAMB chair Andrew Daniels and CEO Mark Warren.

“We have managed to bring together an outstanding group of people to drive motorsport in South Australia for years to come,” said South Australian premier Peter Malinauskas.

“Upon coming to government, we hit the ground running for the return of the race in December, and preparations for this year’s Adelaide 500 are now well underway.

“The Motorsport Board is now well-equipped to lead the longer term planning required to ensure motorsport in this state thrives into the future.”

Added Daniels: “I warmly welcome the eight new appointments to the SA Motorsport Board announced by the Premier today, and very much look forward to working with my board colleagues and management to build a successful VALO Adelaide 500 this December and for years to come.

“The high calibre of talent across the corporate and public sectors will set us up for success in shaping and delivering Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event.

“All members bring notable expertise and experience to SA Motorsport and will help us to showcase what Adelaide has to offer.

“It is a coup to have the commitment of Michael Masi to the group. He adds a depth of motorsport knowledge to the board at a time when we are setting the foundations for the future of the VALO Adelaide 500 and motorsport in this state.

“He has been a trusted advisor for many years, and we are proud to build on our strong relationship with the Supercars Commission.”

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