The V8 Super Cars, ATEED and a potential Conflict

There is something very fishy going on in the Auckland Council and ATEED.

I believe there may be a conflict of interest now about the V8 Supercars decision. It involves the ATEED Manager Jennah Wootten and her relationship with the motor racing fraternity.

It seems Jennah Wootten’s brother Alastair Wootten is a racing driver and has a website (His father used to race cars too).

Yesterday Jennah Wootten was one of the contacts (sponsorship) on his website.

Today her name and details have been wiped from the website. Why?

This V8 saga is getting murky.

Who instructed Jennah to delete her “Sponsorship Director” contact details from her brother’s website?

Where are the Jounalists? Why are they not questioning Jennah Wootten’s racing car ties and that she/now was the  “Sponsorship Director” on her brother’s website?

Google still has the cached details:

There are some serious questions that now need to be asked, especially considering it looks like ATEED hid details from councillors, despite assurances from Len Brown that everything is above board.

Councillors approved $10.6 million on Thursday to ensure the return of the supercars to Pukekohe after Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed) refused to show them a report on the financial position of parties involved in the event.

Councillors and the public have also been unable to see a “detailed risk review” referred to by Ateed because Auckland Council chief executive Doug McKay said it did not exist as a single document, but as a “multi-faceted” review of the risks.

They say that the cover up is what undoes you. Why did Jennah Wootten attempt to hide her involvement in motor racing by removing references to it on her brothers website. Why have ATEED refused to share information with councillors?Many questions…not many answers. Perhaps Len Brown wants to have a re-think on his ringing endorsement of ATEED and that everything was above board.

UPDATE: I have received a communication from ATEED that clarifies a few things. The website was changed because it was at least a year out of date. Full disclosure by Jennah Wootten has been provided during her tenure at ATEED in every respect.

The Board and Chief Executive of ATEED have complete confidence in Jennah and her exemplary work as the manager of the major events team, that has delivered a series of successful events for Auckland.


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