Motorsport New Zealand has recently announced that former competitions manager, Elton Goonan, will be appointed to the newly created role of General Manager – Motorsport.
“I’m very proud to be appointed as the General Manager – Motorsport,”said Goonan.
“I’m incredibly passionate about the sport and now after spending so many years on the other side of the fence, it’s great to be working hard on some meaningful changes for our competitors.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do, but once everything starts falling into place the sport will have taken a huge step forward.”
The role is a part of a wider restructuring of the organisation, with Goonan now responsible for all sporting aspects of Motorsport New Zealand.
“Elton has led a huge range of initiatives since his arrival and has been working hard to transform the sport in New Zealand,”said Motorsport New Zealand CEO, Simon Baker.
“I’m really excited to have Elton in this role. We’ve got a lot of great things in the pipeline and I can’t wait to see them start coming to fruition.”
Since signing with Motorsport New Zealand, Goonan has already been responsible for securing a grant from the FIA to introduce Digital Motorsport into the country and is currently completing a review of the sporting strategy.