Formula 1 engine supplier Cosworth has recruited former Jordan marketing manager Mark Gallagher to head up its business efforts.
Gallagher has most recently been in charge of Ireland's efforts in the A1GP series, which his team won last season, and he will step down from his management duties with the outfit - but will remain a shareholder.
"The last four years have been challenging and rewarding in equal measure, particularly as they culminated in us winning the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport title for Ireland which was both a personal ambition as well as a team goal," said Gallagher, about his switch to Cosworth.
"I would like to thank my partners, all of those who have worked for me directly over the last four years and of course the excellent drivers who have raced for Status Grand Prix and Team Ireland during this time. The opportunity to lead Cosworth's Formula 1 operation is a terrific challenge and one that I relish."
Cosworth is returning to F1 in 2010 as engine supplier to the new Team US F1, Manor Grand Prix and Campos Grand Prix outfits.