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Travis Auld to lead Australian Grand Prix Corporation

Thursday, 13 July 2023

Following a thorough and rigorous global recruitment process, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) today announced that Travis Auld has been appointed as AGPC’s Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Auld will conclude his current role as the AFL’s Executive General Manager Finance, Clubs and Broadcast in the coming weeks and will commence at the AGPC on 14 August 2023.

AGPC is currently led by Acting CEO, Dale Nardella, and Acting Deputy CEO, Anthony Connelly, who assumed their roles following the conclusion of former AGPC CEO Andrew Westacott’s contract, which ended on 30 June 2023.


AGPC holds contracts to stage the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix annually through until 2026 and for the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix annually through to 2037.

Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Ben Carroll said: “Travis is a driven leader and is well placed to ensure the AGPC builds on its recent growth to deliver two of the most prestigious motorsport events in Australia.”

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“I look forward to working with Mr Auld and the AGPC Board to ensure that we continue to deliver the best motor racing events anywhere in the world that bring big benefits to our state.”

“I’d also like to thank Andrew Westacott for his dedicated leadership of the AGPC over the past 11 years - he did an outstanding job.”

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman Paul Little AO said: "I am very pleased to announce Travis as our new CEO who brings a wealth of sports, entertainment and business experience. Travis is an outstanding leader and person and he joins the Corporation at an exciting growth period for both our major international events in Formula 1 and MotoGP."

Travis Auld is looking forward to joining AGPC and leading some of the biggest events in the country.

“I am looking forward to leading one of the biggest and best international events in the country. I want to thank the Victorian Government, specifically the Premier and Sports Minister along with the AGPC Board led by Paul Little for the opportunity to lead the Australian Grand Prix Corporation,” said Auld.

“The possibilities are endless on the back of the extraordinary growth that F1 has experienced globally along with Moto GP going from strength to strength. My role is to ensure we deliver two world class events that are the best possible experience for drivers, riders, teams, and fans from across the globe.”