The Andrews Labor Government has appointed noted sports and legal administrator Tal Karp to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board.
A lawyer, Ms Karp has worked in a range of senior legal, policy, strategy and advocacy roles with organisations including Sixfold Consulting Group, Victoria Legal Aid and the Sentencing Advisory Council.
The former Matildas international soccer player and Melbourne Victory W-League captain has also served as a director of YMCA Australia and Football Federation Victoria.
The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Australian MotoGP promote Melbourne and Victoria to the world – driving tourism, creating jobs and producing investment opportunities while contributing to the vibrancy of the state.
The 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix attracted more than 324,000 spectators and the Albert Park race is locked in the Victorian calendar until at least 2025 after Formula 1 took up a two-year option in July.
Melbourne will again be the first event on the F1 calendar in 2020 with race day confirmed for Sunday, March 15.
The 2019 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, October 27 and this event is secured at Phillip Island until at least 2026.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula
“The Australian Grand Prix Corporation plays a vital role in ensuring Victoria continues to build on its position as the pre-eminent state for sport and events.”
“Tal Karp’s expertise and experience will be invaluable as the corporation continues to innovate and lead the world in producing compelling attractions that draw visitors from around Australia and the globe.”
“Tal takes up the vacancy left by Laura Anderson, who served the AGPC with great distinction over the last 15 years and who leaves the board with my gratitude for her enormous contribution.”
Quote attributable to Australian Grand Prix Corporation board member Tal Karp
“We have the best motor-racing events in the world and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a very talented board to help shape future successes at Albert Park and Phillip Island.”