Changing our game
Wednesday 29 July, 2020
Change Our Game Scholarship Program recipient Rhea Harper with husband Jess at the 2019 Motorsport Australia Victorian State Awards gala dinner.
Photos: Look At Media
Two female Motorsport Australia representatives have been selected to further their skills and build on their existing expertise as part of the Victorian Government’s 2019-2020 Change Our Game Scholarship Program.
Motorsport Australia Women in Motorsport Commissioner Rhea Harper will take part in the AICD Company Directors Course, while Motorsport Australia Sponsorship Executive Loren Hazelwood also received funding to complete a management course.
Harper has spent more than 15 years in motorsport as an administrator, official and competitor. She was also recently elected as an executive member of the Victorian State Council.
“This is a really exciting opportunity. I am very appreciative of both Motorsport Australia and the Victorian Government for providing opportunities like this to emerging female leaders in our sport," Harper said.
“I love being involved in different aspects of motorsport and look forward to applying the skills and knowledge this course will bring to current and future roles within motorsport.
“The course will build on my leadership and governance skills which I will utilise in my work with Motorsport Australia as a Commissioner and Executive Member of the Victorian State Council."
For Hazelwood, she has been surrounded by motorsport for decades, having worked in various roles with Motorsport Australia and also as a key part of a Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team in recent times.
“I’m very thankful to the Victorian Government for accepting my application for the funding scholarship that will allow me to learn new skills assisting with my career in motorsport,” Hazelwood said.
“It’s a fantastic program and allows women like me to learn more and grow in the sport that I love being a part of.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity and thank Motorsport Australia for their ongoing support.”
Hazelwood (left) at the 2019 Motorsport Australia Victoria State Awards.
Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca congratulated Harper and Hazelwood.
“Both Rhea and Loren are clearly passionate about motorsport and always looking for opportunities such as this to improve their own skillset, ultimately for the benefit of our sport,” Arocca said.
“I congratulate them both for being selected to receive this funding and also thank the Victorian Government for their support of motorsport through this terrific program.”