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Supercars names new CEO

Supercars has announced that Shane Howard will take up the role of CEO as the replacement to Sean Seamer.

Seamer resigned from the role after four years before Christmas, with Supercars pulling together a list of possible candidates before going with Howard as his replacement.

Howard steps up from the role of Chief Operating Officer having been part of the Supercars management structure for nearly 20 years and was one of the founding members of the Supercars Commission.

“This is an amazing opportunity and I’m very proud to be moving into the Chief Executive role at an organisation I have been a part of for more than 20 years,” he said.

“Over that time, I have worked with some of the most incredible minds in sport and entertainment who have helped us grow the organisation to where it is today – one of Australia’s most popular sports.

“The fans have always been at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to move forward and continue to innovate and expand our events as well as our footprint in media and the digital landscape.

“I share the passion of our staff, teams, sponsors and key stakeholders who want to see the sport continue to grow.

“I am excited about our future under the new ownership group and have full confidence in our management team that is experienced in delivering world-class events for one of the top touring car categories in the world.

“It is an honour to be taking on this role as Supercars Chief Executive.”