Appointed Director Margot Foster AM OLY and Elected Director Kristen Bailey will continue to sit on the Motorsport Australia Board following extensions to their respective terms.
The Board appointed Margot for a further three years (2021-2023), while Kristen was re-elected for the same period as the Elected Director for South Australia and Northern Territory.
Margot joined the Board in 2018 and since then has been elected Vice President, the first woman to hold the position in Motorsport Australia’s history, while Bailey was elected to the Board in 2019 filling a vacancy that had arisen at the time.
“I am thrilled to have been re-appointed as a Director for a further three years,” Margot said.
“Motorsport Australia has faced some significant challenges in 2020, but the way everyone involved in the sport has responded has been impressive.
“During my three years on the Board I have been inspired by so many wonderful competitors, officials and event organisers.
“It is also pleasing to see how many women are already involved in the sport, or are eager to get their start. Over the next three years and beyond I will certainly work hard to make sure that we reduce the barriers to participation for all and increase diversity within the sport.”
Kristen was grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve as the Elected Director for SA and NT.
“Since joining the Board of Motorsport Australia last year it has further cemented my views about just how much motorsport means to so many people,” Kristen said.
“My ambition is to see the sport rebound strongly from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and make sure that as a Board member, I do everything possible to see more people out there participating in, and enjoying, the sport we all love so much.
“As a competitor myself, I too am inspired by the many women competing in the sport and have been delighted to witness the passion of those already making their mark and as a Board that is something we are all eager to see continue.”
Motorsport Australia President-elect Andrew Fraser said he was looking forward to continuing the strong working relationship with both Directors.
“Margot and Kristen have made significant contributions to Motorsport Australia during their time on the Board,” Andrew explained.
“A Board with a diverse range of backgrounds and genders is important and allows for the views of the entire motorsport community to be heard.
“We are committed to increasing female participation at all levels of the sport, both in competition and in our administration.”