Motorsport Australia is pleased to announce two new appointments to the Australian Motor Sport Appeals Court (AMSAC) for 2021 and beyond.
With their appointments confirmed at the most recent Motorsport Australia Board meeting, Matthew Selley and Ross Jackson will become members of AMSAC, Motorsport Australia’s highest national judicial body.
Both Selley and Jackson hold impressive resumes and possess a wealth of legal experience, as well as having an extensive knowledge of motorsport, making them well equipped for their roles as members of the Court.
Having served as a partner at Maddocks law firm for more than 30 years, Jackson currently heads up the firm’s Employment, Safety & People branch - an area he has excelled in for the past 20 years.
While he has spent years practicing law before the courts, as well as federal and state employment and anti-discrimination Commissions, Jackson has also held a position on the Maddocks board for multiple years and chaired the company's 125th anniversary committee.
As for Selley, the Managing Partner at Iles Selley Lawyers in South Australia has led the firm for almost two decades.
Admitted as a lawyer in the late 1980s, Selley has successfully practiced law for more than 30 years, specialising in commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defence, where he has represented an array of high-profile Federal and State politicians, sporting and media identities and large institutions.
Selley is experienced in motorsport administration having sat on multiple commissions, been appointed as a national and FIA Steward and more recently, co-chaired the Repco Supercars Championship’s Steward Panel.
Both lawyers have also competed in motorsport for many years at all levels, with Jackson running in circuit racing and Selley in rallying.
Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca was thrilled to have Jackson and Selley as the latest members of AMSAC.
“Ross and Matthew are both suitably qualified for these positions given they are very skilled lawyers with an extensive practical knowledge of motorsport” Arocca said.
“Their professionalism, experience and knowledge will make them excellent additions to what is an extremely important part of our sport.
“I have no doubt that they will serve the Court well for many years to come and the fact that they are willing to volunteer their time to help the sport is true testament to their passion.
“Without the services of dedicated, passionate people such as Ross and Matthew, motorsport would not be where it is today.”
The 2021 Australian Motor Sport Appeals Court panel
Mr David Miles - AMSAC Chair
Ms Julie-Ann Schafer
Mr Desmond Ryan
Mr Jonathon Forbes
The Hon Peter Rae