Significant changes for Supercars management. Tim Watsford as COO, Cameron Price Chief Financial & Risk Officer, and Tim Edwards GM of Motorsports.
Responsible for overseeing Supercars’ motorsport division, Edwards will succeed Adrian Burgess, who will depart Supercars early next year after serving as Head of Motorsport for the last five years.
Edwards joins Supercars after 19 seasons leading Ford squad Tickford Racing, where under his leadership as CEO and Team Principal the team won two Repco Bathurst 1000s and claimed the 2015 drivers’ championship with Mark Winterbottom.
One of the most tenured and respected figures in the paddock, Edwards is looking forward to settling into a new role for the first time in two decades.
“Joining Supercars is a fantastic opportunity which I am delighted and privileged to accept,” Edwards said.
“Virtually my entire adult life has been spent in motorsport, I’ve had the fortune to work and compete with some of the best organizations and at the greatest events and championships there are, and to step into this role with Supercars is very exciting both for me and my family.
“After 35 years working in what we call ‘team land,’ I look forward to doing my part from the category side to help us put on the best championship we possibly can.”
Alongside his position at Tickford, Edwards has held multiple external roles tasked with managing wider motorsport.
Adding to his credentials as he prepares for his arrival at Supercars, Edwards has served on the Supercars Commission on multiple occasions and also recently held a board position for Motorcycling Australia.
Edwards’ motorsport career began in 1988 as a mechanic for Alan Docking Racing’s Mazdaspeed team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
After three seasons in sports car racing, Edwards joined Jordan Grand Prix Formula One team in 1991, where he worked from a mechanic role to Team Manager in the early 2000s, before returning to Australia in late 2004 and joining Tickford – then known as Ford Performance Racing – as Motorsport Director in 2005.
Supercars CEO Shane Howard offered a warm welcome to Edwards as the championship prepares to conclude its 2023 season at the VAILO Adelaide 500 this weekend.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Tim’s calibre join Supercars as our new General Manager of Motorsport from next year,” Howard said.
“In such a highly competitive and technical championship, Tim’s extensive experience, leadership qualities, and success both in Supercars and abroad make him an excellent fit for the role.
“We believe his strategic vision and passion for the sport will be of tremendous value as we continue to drive Supercars upward in the years to come.”
“We extend our sincere thanks to Adrian for his dedicated service over the past five years, and welcome Tim to lead our motorsport program into the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship season.”
Tim Edwards will begin his tenure as Supercars’ General Manager of Motorsport in early 2024 ahead of the season opening Bathurst 500, which takes place February 23-25 at Mount Panorama.