Shane Howard will serve as Supercars’ Acting Chief Executive Officer until the incoming Sean Seamer joins the company in 2018.
Current CEO James Warburton’s four-and-a-half years in the role concludes this Friday, December 22, while a start date for his replacement Seamer will be set in the New Year.
Seamer, who joins Supercars from leading media agency MediaCom, visited last month’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500.
The long-time Chief Operating Officer of Supercars, Howard will take the reins as Acting CEO for a third time until Seamer starts, a move that has been signed off by the Board.
Supercars Board Member and Tickford Racing boss Rod Nash said Howard was the logical choice.
"The Board is extremely supportive of Shane who is the right person to manage the business until Sean commences in the New Year," Nash said.
"Shane has a wealth of experience across all areas of the business in his role as COO and has filled the Acting CEO role on two occasions previously.
"He will be supported by the management team which has has executed a strong growth strategy across all measures and will continue to do so."
Supercars’ leadership team remains Cameron Price (CFO), Anthony Hogarth (General Counsel), David Stuart (Sporting and Technical Director), Cole Hitchcock (GM Corporate Affairs), Kelly Schaffer (GM Marketing), Phil Shaw (GM Events) and Jamie Black (GM Commercial).
Warburton joined Supercars in May 2013, and was the architect of the landmark broadcast deal with Fox Sports and Network Ten from the start of the ’15 season.