Friday, May 31 06:44pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Brian Budd resigns as CEO of MotorSport New Zealand

Brian Budd has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport New Zealand after a four-year stint in the role.


Budd was the General Manager of MotorSport New Zealan in 2009 and later became the CEO in 2015 follow a change in the organisation’s constitution.


“I have enjoyed my time with MotorSport NZ and have worked with a lot of fantastic people throughout this period,” Budd said. 


“I enjoy a real passion for motorsport and look forward to continuing to give back to the sport in some form as an official.”


MotorSport NZ President Wayne Christie paid credit to Budd for his dedication and contribution to the governing body, which is recognised and appointed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).


“Brian Budd has shown an unfailing commitment to our organisation throughout his ten years of service, Christie said.


“He’s been readily available to competitors, event organisers, club representatives and media alike.


“We’ve been most fortunate to have had his passion and understanding for the rules and regulations of our sport in this key role.”


Budd has given six weeks’ notice, so will officially finish with MotorSport NZ mid-July. MotorSport New Zealand will now seek a new CEO  


Operations Manager Terry Carkeek and Competitions Manager Elton Goonan will manage the MotorSport NZ office until such time as a new CEO joins the organisation.