Supercars announces Warburton’s replacement as CEO

Supercars announces Warburton’s replacement as CEO
November 20, 2017 | 2:31 pm | Author: Steven Wright

Supercars has appointed a top media executive Sean Seamer to replace James Warburton as the new CEO of the organisation starting in 2018.

Warburton tenure as the CEO will end next month, where he will move to an executive position in a media firm. Meanwhile, Seamer was appointed from a list of high-profile business and sporting leaders who expressed interest in the role.

Seamer has spent over a decade with MediaCom, working across the US, Europe, Asia and most recently Australia. He brings a wealth of experience in business development, marketing, sponsorship, digital media, content and organisational culture.

He will attend this weekend’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 as an informal introduction to Supercars, with his official start date is still to be finalised.

“Very few times in your life do you get the opportunity to combine your passion with your craft,” Seamer said.

“For me, this is one of those rare moments. The Supercars team, led by James, has the sport on a fantastic growth trajectory.

“With innovation in engineering, race formats and international distribution all on the roadmap, it’s a great time to be joining.”

Supercars Board Member, and Prodrive Racing Australia team principal, Rod Nash has given his thumbs up for the appointment of Seamer as the new CEO of Supercars.

“Sean is an outstanding leader with a proven track record in guiding businesses to further growth,” Nash said. “He is genuinely passionate about our sport and we are very pleased he will continue the momentum built in recent years.”