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EugeneThe Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has today announced the appointment of Eugene Arocca as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Arocca has a distinguished career in sports administration, having recently worked as the CEO for the North Melbourne Football Club, and previously as the Chief Operating Officer for the Collingwood Football Club.

He is also a prominent lawyer, having run his own mediation business, and in his position as a Partner at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Andrew Papadopoulos, President, CAMS, says Mr Arocca brings a wealth of experience to the organisation as it forges a new direction.

“The Board of CAMS is finalising a new strategy to continue to develop and enhance the position of motor sport in Australia,” said Mr Papadopoulos.

“It is designed to engage with, and focus on, the needs and requirements of our current members and potential members to a much greater extent, while ensuring that motor sport remains prominent, affordable, safe and fair – we want more people enjoying more motor sport.

“CAMS also has our Ignition road safety program which we want to roll out further to many more schools around the Nation and we have a number of programs, such as the Women of Australian Motor Sport and the Young Officials programs, that we want to drive further through the community.

“Eugene brings to CAMS a great depth of knowledge and skills in sports administration. He is highly regarded in the commercial world, government and sport.

“Combined with a strong interest in motor sport, his experience and ability ensure that he is a perfect fit to take CAMS down the strategic path that the Board has set out.”

CAMS is the National Sporting Authority (ASN) for motor sport in Australia, as delegated by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

The FIA and CAMS aim to ensure that motor sport is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility.