Simon Hollingsworth

Simon Hollingsworth (born 9 May 1972) is a former track and field athlete who was the CEO of the Australian Sports Commission from 2012 to 2016. Hollingsworth competed nationally and internationally for Australia in the 400 metres hurdles. He participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships.

Simon Hollingsworth
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born (1972-05-09) 9 May 1972 (age 48)

Hollingsworth holds the record at under 18 level in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.45 seconds. He studied at St Patrick's College, Launceston, and St Virgil's College, Hobart, before graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1996 with a combined degree of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, achieving Honours in Law.[1] He was a Rhodes Scholar at Exeter College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Hollingsworth is a member of the Athletes commission and has acted as chairperson of the Commission since 2000. He was an Executive Director in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet before being appointed the CEO of the Australian Sports Commission on 27 September 2011.[2] Hollingworth resigned as CEO in August 2016 to take up a senior finance position in the Victorian Government.[3]

National podiumsEdit

  • 400 m hurdles
    • 1993–94: third (49.68)
    • 1994–95: runner-up (49.73)
    • 1995–96: runner-up (50.12)

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 12th 400 m hurdles 51.54
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 20th 400 m hurdles 52.9
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.51
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 22nd 400 m hurdles 49.74
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 400 m hurdles DNF
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.46
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 34th 400 m hurdles 50.66
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 51st 400 m hurdles 52.16


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Australian Sports Commission welcomes new CEO Archived 6 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Masters, Roy (29 August 2016). "Australian Sports Commission's CEO Simon Hollingsworth resigns". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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