A number of Committees have been delegated power by the Board of CAMS to plan and administer specific functions of the organisation.
Committees, in general, have authority and responsibility over areas that affect only their function.
Fuels Regulations Committee
This is entirely an administrative committee, the role of which is to administer the prescriptions laid down by the Board. The Committee collectively must have expertise (i.e. be technically qualified) in the engineering field (i.e. to understand the nature and needs of the engine) and also in the chemical field (i.e. have knowledge of the nature of fuels as they perform in engines).
The Committee’s primary role is to administer the prescriptions of the regulations. The role of the Committee is NOT to be a forum where lobbyists representing disciplines of the sport seek to achieve changes to the regulations.
CAMS Eligibility Committee
This Committee is part of the CAMS Judicial System and the role of the Committee is to adjudicate on technical issues when the issue is referred on by the Stewards of a meeting. Given the number of disciplines in our sport, the objective of the Committee is to have at least one member who has a close working knowledge of each particular discipline.
The Committee must make its decisions on the existing regulations as they are published and as with other Committees, this is not a forum for lobbying to change an aspect of the sporting regulations under which a discipline competes.
An advanced technical knowledge with a sound understanding of the CAMS rules and regulations is a necessary pre-requisite for sitting on this Committee.
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National Track Safety Advisory Committee
The National Track Safety Advisory Committee is empowered to make recommendations to the CEO in supporting the administration of safety related issues at CAMS licensed circuits across Australia. The Committee must comprise of the following members;
- Chair, to be appointed by the CEO
- CAMS Representative to the FIA Circuits Commission
- AIMSS Representative
- Engineering Technical Expert
- Venue Owner / Operator Representative/s
- CAMS Appointed Track Inspector/s
- Senior Official
- Supercars Australia Representative (Non-Voting Observer/ Advisor)
The following experience/qualifications are desirable:
- Good general knowledge of motor racing and/ or speed events
- Ability to consider each side of an argument
- Understanding of biomedical, mechanical and civil engineering concepts
- Ability to interpret engineering drawings
- Ability to attend meetings and teleconferences during weekdays
- Proficient use of email, word processing and spreadsheet programs and digital imaging concepts
- Good written reporting and summarising skills
- Good general written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following motor sport areas
- Officiating at National Championship or International level at FIA ASN sanctioned Competition
- Successfully and competently driven in motor racing at least Australian Championship level
- Successful Management of a Category B or A or equivalent status motor race circuit
Tertiary qualifications in relevant engineering disciplines is not necessary, but are considered desirable.
National Medical Advisory Committee
The National Medical Advisory Committee will comprise the following members due to the relevant special expertise and experience required and which may be supplemented at times by experts in any medical field which is considered to be desirable;
- Chair - to be appointed by the CEO
- Deputy Chair-to appointed by the Chairman after consultation with the Committee and CEO
- CAMS Chief Medical Officer for Rally Australia
- CAMS Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
- CAMS Chief Medical Assessor
- V8 Supercars Australia Medical Delegate
- MedicalPractitioners/Persons with Medical expertise – as required
In terms of qualifications and qualities, any new committee members must have the following:
- Be a currently registered and practicing medical practitioner or paramedic
- Have experience in motorsport medicine, demonstrated by:
- participation in the medical team at a number of circuit, rally, tarmac rally or off-road competitions, and/or
- organisation of medical services for the above competitions
- An excellent understanding of the physical demands of motorsport and their impact on competitor's health
- A good understanding of the current CAMS Medical Standards
- A good understanding of current anti-doping and illicit drug use legislation
- An understanding of, and commitment to enhance working relationships with AIMSS
- A willingness to contribute all aspects of the workload of the committee, including working groups that may be convened
National Regulations Advisory Committee
The National Regulations Advisory Committee membership is comprised of a Chair and several advisors. The principal purpose is to provide advice to the CAMS CEO and others on the rules and regulations of CAMS including draft Bulletins.
The committee meets often as a working group in the Melbourne office and may call upon specialist advisors on specific issues. The desirable qualities for any prospective member include:
- An extensive experience in at least one aspect/discipline of the sport,
- An interest in the ongoing development of regulations,
- An ability to debate constructively and accept consensus recommendations,
- an educated command of the English language,
- An availability to spend significant time on complex issues.
Judicial Advisory Committee
The Committee provides to advice to CAMS on matters relating to the interpretation of rules, the adjudication of disputes and judicial proceedings arising from or related to CAMS Members and Competitors. This includes advising on the conduct of Appeals and Tribunals to assist in the prosecution or defence and conduct of judicial proceedings, including Stewards’ Hearings, Appeals and Tribunals.
The Committee also provides recommendations for the allocation of Stewards for National Championships and major events.
The Committee consists of a Chair and several members (ideally up to 3) with a power to co-opt others of similar experience who may provide specialised information from time to time.
The members of the Committee are required to:
- Possess a good knowledge and experience:
- of motor sport competition,
- of CAMS Judicial Procedures and the conduct of these before Stewards and Tribunals
- Be licenced as a Gold Steward.
- Have a sound knowledge and understanding of CAMS’ rules and regulations.
- Have a desire to assist in the provision by CAMS of judicial procedures to ensure the safe and fair conduct of motor sport.
- Be able to confer and exchange views by teleconference, emails and other means of communication.