Simon Taylor

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Simon Taylor
Chief Executive / Glass Jar Australia
Simon Taylor has more than 20 years of experience working in a wide variety of roles in community, commercial and executive positions within a number of sporting organisations.

Mr Taylor held senior positions with Australian University Sport, Queensland Rugby Union and the Queensland Reds, and Swimming WA where he was its chief executive.

He was chief executive of Netball WA from May 2012 to November 2020, which included oversight of the entire Netball WA and West Coast Fever operations, as well as management of the organisation’s executive management team. His experience in sports governance extends across a number of roles including as chair of the Australian University Sport – West Advisory Committee, and a board Member of the Queensland Sports Federation. Mr Taylor has made significant contributions to the areas of governance compliance, financial management, governance reform and policy development. His achievements included leading West Coast Fever to their first finals series in the club's 9-year history; growth of netball participation in Western Australia from 67,000 to more than 150,000; the inception and development of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series, a $3 million international swimming event supported by Eventscorp, BHP Billiton and Royalties for Regions; and the development of strategic plans across both Swimming WA and Netball WA that have guided their respective organisations through record growth and success. Mr Taylor also serves as the chief executive and board member of Glass Jar Australia, a subsidiary company of Netball WA with charitable status, established to support and initiate a range of programs that use netball as a vehicle for social change through the promotion of inclusion and the improvement of the lives of young aboriginals.

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