Auckland Cricket High Performance Manager Simon Insley has taken up an exciting opportunity to join Cricket Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes as their new General Manager of High Performance.
Insley, who heads across the Tasman in October, began his Auckland Cricket journey as the Aces’ physiotherapist, before going on to manage the team. His subsequent promotion to High Performance Manager recognised his commitment to elite sport and his ability to forge strong partnerships.
In the past twelve months, Insley has spent time as part of the management group for New Zealand Cricket during tours of the New Zealand A side through the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, as well as most recently with the BLACKCAPS during their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign in England.
Auckland Cricket chief executive, Iain Laxon praised the positive contribution Insley has had during his seven years with Auckland Cricket.
“We are sorry to see Simon go, as he has contributed a huge amount during his time with Auckland Cricket. He has been instrumental in growing our high performance capability, to ensure we are in a great place for the years ahead. It’s obviously a fantastic opportunity for him, and we wish him all the best with the new role.”
Cricket Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins said the organisation is continuing to develop and Insley’s appointment is the next chapter in that growth.
“We’re delighted that Simon has taken the opportunity to become our new General Manager of High Performance,” said Cummins.
“We’ve worked closely with Simon through our partnership with Auckland Cricket over the past two years, and have admired his professional approach and preparedness to innovate. His recent role with the New Zealand national team at the Cricket World Cup demonstrates the regard he is held in within the international cricket community.”
“Our men’s and women’s teams have enjoyed significant improvement over the past few seasons and we believe that Simon has the capability to continue on our path of excellence with our elite program.
Auckland Cricket would like to thank Simon for his commitment and wish him all the best for his next cricketing chapter.