Simon Duck

by Aquatic Recreation Institute on May 10, 2022



Simon Duck  

Senior Manager - Sport and Recreation, Inner West Council 

Simon originally completed a degree in the field of Sports Studies including study areas in Sports Management, Marketing and Exercise Science. Simon has worked in the Aquatics and Leisure industry for over 25 years managing leisure facilities via contract management and directly for local government within Council settings. This included managing over 20 Aquatics and Leisure Centres as a stand-alone sites or multisite operations as part of a region. Financial modelling, public tendering and operation of Aquatics and Leisure facilities have been key elements of Simon's management experience as well having worked on the refurbishment, redevelopment and operational launch of six (6) Aquatics and Leisure Centres with masterplanning for the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre upgrade currently underway. 

Simon currently works as Senior Manager Sports and Recreation for the Inner West Council which employs approx. 500 staff across a portfolio of 5 Health, Fitness and Aquatics facilities, 2 Recreation facilities with approximate 2.2 Million visits per year as well as overseeing the Parks Planning team.