The organisers of Rally Australia have announced that Graham Fountain, chairman and director of the company, has resigned.
A short statement issued to the media read: “Rally Australia Pty Ltd has been advised today by Mr Graham Fountain of his resignation as chairman and a director of the company.
"Mr Ben Rainsford, a current director from Adelaide, has been appointed acting chairman. Rally Australia thanks Mr Fountain for his service as a director since December 2009 and as chairman in recent months.”
Rally Australia will return to the WRC in 2011 following a one-year absence, and will run from September 8-11.
It will be held in a new base having shifted to the Coffs Coast region of New South Wales, 500 kilometres north of Sydney. Rally Australia now alternates with Rally New Zealand.