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Posted by: Sportslink on 08/30/2016

ASC’s Hollingsworth moves on

ASC’s Hollingsworth moves on

Chief executive of the Australian Sports Commission, Simon Hollingsworth, is moving on after five years at its helm.

Dual Olympian and a Rhodes scholar, Hollingsworth is returning to Melbourne to take up a senior Victorian government post in finance and budgets

He has overseen two major initiatives during his five years in charge of the federal government's sports funding and policy arm – the controversial Winning Edge programme and the mass participation schools programme Play.Sport.Australia.

He holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Arts (Politics and Philosophy) from the University of Oxford.

Simon Hollingsworth joined the Australian Sports Commission as Chief Executive in 2011, after nine years with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Australian Institute of Sport Director Matt Favier will take charge from the end of September until a new permanent chief is appointed.