Insley will be staying within the cricket family, however, taking up the new role of BLACKCAPS Performance Manager with New Zealand Cricket.
Simon came to Cricket Tasmania in August 2019, and subsequently oversaw the High Performance department through one of the most difficult times Tasmanian cricket – and world sport – has faced, as the organisation navigated it’s way through the complexities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the challenges, his leadership saw elite cricket in Tasmania go from strength to strength, and it is fitting that one of the final achievements Cricket Tasmania’s High Performance program achieved during his tenure was securing Tasmanian’s maiden Women’s National Cricket League title.
Cricket Tasmania CEO, Dominic Baker, said the news of Insley’s departure was bittersweet.
“Just like when a player or a coach gets called up to the national side, when any one of our staff gets called up for higher honours, it’s a huge credit to both the individual and our organisation.
“Simon will be greatly missed both personally and professionally, but the good thing for us is that he will still be a part of the cricket family, and we can’t wait to see the impact his leadership will have on the BLACKCAPS program from afar.”
Insley himself said the decision to leave was a difficult one.
“It has been an honour to lead Cricket Tasmania’s cricket program through the hardest of times – both professionally and personally - due to COVID-19.
“I was really torn about the decision to move on from Cricket Tasmania, as I’m really proud of the work that all the players and staff have done to not only keep going through what’s been a difficult period for global sport, but to continue to build the Tasmanian high performance program into one of the most desirable programs in the country.
“I would like to extend my thanks to the staff, players and Board for their support of myself and their dedication to Tasmanian cricket over the past three seasons. However, ultimately the decision was a personal one, and the role with the BLACKCAPS is an incredibly exciting opportunity.”
Insley will commence his new role in June.