20 Nov Welcome Tim Hughes, General Manager
I am pleased to accept the General Manager position and proud to represent the Western Australian Speedway Commission (WASC) in support of the State Government-supported Speedway Safety Governance Framework. I am excited to take on the new challenges that this role will bring.
Thank you to the WASC Board of Commissioners for having the confidence to appoint me for this opportunity.
I have a passion for Motorsport as a fan, a driver, a co-driver, and a team contributor. My motorsport interests are many and varied but what drives me most in Motorsport is not so much the category, but the closeness of the competition. Tight competition in sport is exciting and derives from a collaborative desire for a quality product.
From a career standpoint, I had a multi-jurisdictional policing career for more than 22 years. Specialising predominately in Road Policing and Crash Investigation.
I worked at the Perth Airport Driving Centre in various training roles as it changed hands from AHG to DTEC and RAC. During my time there, I was jointly involved in the start-up and Operations Management of the adrenalin driving experience, Supercars Perth. My role at Supercars Perth saw me coordinating a team of driving instructors and running general business operations in what became a highly-rated Perth Tourism experience.
I operate my own business, focusing on new vehicle research and development, Motorsport coaching, advanced driving, workplace driver training, workplace fleet and warehouse WHS auditing, workplace training design and consultation, and investigations.
I resigned from the WA Police Force in 2022 after a long and rewarding career. I left with a bucket full of knowledge and a unique skill set, well suited to the role of WASC General Manager.
As an experienced professional I am confident that, through collaborative relationships, I will be able to build an effective and efficient WASC that delivers training and promotes Speedway safety in WA.
My vision is to advocate and promote excellence in racing safety and support the volunteers and members, keeping them at the forefront of my motivation to continuously improve all we do as a State Sporting Association.
Over the coming months, I look forward to meeting members and volunteers as I visit the Speedway venues throughout WA. I am keen to engage in active discussions to understand how I can best manage and support the interested parties and affiliated stakeholders.
See you out on the track.