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Former MSAC head Simon Weatherill appointed interim AUSTSWIM Chief Executive
The Board at AUSTSWIM has today announced the appointment of experienced senior industry executive Simon Weatherill as its interim Chief Executive.
A statement from AUSTSWIM advised “in a new era at AUSTSWIM, Simon brings a wealth of industry involvement with strong connections in the sports, leisure and education sectors.
“With significant local government and private sector experience as CEO of the State Sports Centres trust from 1995-2015, his skills in business management and stakeholder engagement will lead the AUSTSWIM team through until June 2022.”
Outgoing Chief Executive Carl Partridge has resigned from AUSTSWIM, with the Board would like to thank him for his service and commitment to AUSTSWIM and wish him every success in the future.
AUSTSWIM advised that the Board anticipates conducting its Annual General Meeting in December, with a notice to be issued in the coming weeks.
Undertaking a range of consultancy in recent years, prior to 2015 Weatherill was Chief Executive of the Victorian State Sport Centre Trust (Melbourne Sports Hub), having joined the business during the construction of Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) in 1995.
During his time with the Trust he was responsible for the development of one of the largest aquatic venues in the world, also expanding the sporting hub to include a number of additional state-of-the-art facilities including the Lakeside Stadium, the State Netball & Hockey Stadium and Sports House.
Weatherill (pictured) has also been a frequent contributor to Australasian Leisure Management.
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30th November 2020 - AUSTSWIM recognises Y NSW’s Dev Sappany as nation’s top swim instructor
25th November 2020 - AUSTSWIM announces record number of teachers of swimming and water safety
4th September 2020 - Extension announced for AUSTSWIM Swim Centre Recognition
25th April 2020 - After ‘the Great Lockdown’
5th December 2019 - AUSTSWIM receives funding boost to combat multicultural drownings
5th November 2019 - Ripples Leisure Centre secures national AUSTSWIM award
24th September 2019 - Sunshine Coast prepares for AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference
19th March 2019 - AUSTSWIM completes swimming and water safety project in Fiji
30th July 2018 - AUSTSWIM slams forceful swim teaching techniques
11th July 2018 - AUSTSWIM announces new Chief Executive
27th November 2015 - Simon Weatherill to leave Melbourne Sports Hub after 20 years
9th October 2014 - 2XU Performance Centre opens at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
7th November 2013 - International Sport Facility Management Program returns in 2014
16th July 2011 - Melbourne facilities’ renaming heralds the rise of Sports Hubs
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