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FORD Australia has appointed Ben Nightingale as product communications manager.

He has a 17-year career across automotive, motorsport and publishing and has spent much of the past decade in motorsport.

He was media manager for Supercars Australia before joining Ford’s team DJR Team Penske, running the media and communications function for their 2017-2020 championship-winning seasons.

Before his time in motorsport, Mr Nightingale worked for public-relations agency The Project Group across the Toyota and Lexus accounts.

At The Project Group, he also acted as media manager for the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, where he oversaw the media and communications around the rebrand of Eastern Creek Raceway into Sydney Motorsport Park in 2012.

Mr Nightingale started his career as a journalist at Express Publications in Sydney, working across a range of motoring publications including Hot4s, Fast Fours and Rotaries, Street Fords and Zoom.

By Neil Dowling

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