t">Mark Webber with Ron Walker, Bernie Ecclestone and Daniel Ricciardo in 2013 The long-serving chairman of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne is stepping down.
Ron Walker, a stalwart of the almost twenty-year-old Albert Park race and a close friend and political ally of Bernie Ecclestone, will retire after the 2015 event.
'I'm 75 this year and it's good governance to let someone fresh take the reins,' he told News Limited publications in Australia.
Walker, a former Melbourne lord mayor and a multimillionaire businessman, selected his own replacement, current cricket world cup chairman John Harnden.
'It's not public knowledge,' said Walker. 'We haven't made the announcements,...
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