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Australian Sports Technologies Network Announces Senior Leadership Shuffle


Australian Sports Technologies Network Announces Senior Leadership Shuffle

Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) have announced several changes to its executive leadership, with founder and chair, James Demetriou taking a back seat.

Demetriou will move into the role of executive director of commercialization and partnerships, with board member, Dr Martin Schlegel stepping into the role of chair while Jasmine Lim is to become deputy chair.

Ten years on from the beginning of ASTN in Geelong, the company has grown by 170% to bring in almost AUD$3.1 billion in annual revenue.

Commenting on the changes, Demetriou, said; “Those early pioneering companies catapult, champion data and fusion sports were not being recognized and I knew it had to change, especially if Australia was to continue to be a global leader in sport.

“Schlegel has proved he has the right skills and capabilities to drive local sportstech success and help steer ASTN through its next phase of growth.

“Jasmine Lin is another great asset for ASTN with her experience with major events, stakeholder engagement, and her passion for advocating for women in sportstech,” He said

In taking the position of chair, Schlegel bringss over 25 years’ experience in the sports and recreation industry, including nearly seven years with ASTN where he has been the program lead ASTN’s Australian Sports Innovation Centre of Excellence.

Schlegel added; “I’m honoured to take the role of chair, helping to grow what James Demetriou started and continue his legacy.

“Demetriou has made a significant impact to Australia’s sportstech sector, and we are grateful for his dedication to ASTN over the past 10 years.

“Australia’a sportstech industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years but we’re only just getting started as we expand out national footprint.

“ASNT will continue to work closely with governments, companies and industry groups to strengthen the reach, international standing and reputation of the Australian sportstech startup ecosystem,” he said.

Lim has been a board member for over a year and has over 20 years’ experience in business strategy, government, and tourism to her new role.

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