Kate Simkovic - CEO, ACSEP.
Kate Simkovic is the CEO for the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians and has over 20 years of experience in leadership and Education within the Sport and Exercise sector. Previously, Kate worked as a Secondary School teacher for many years followed by various program implementation roles and jurisdictional collaborative projects at Sport Australia (previously the Australian Sports Commission). Kate also has experience working in the not-for-profit industry leading programs and advocacy for people with disabilities and then spending time at headspace mapping the newly developed NDIS scheme. Since commencing at the ACSEP in 2016, Kate has been instrumental in the growth and development of many areas of the college both for Australian and New Zealand members. With this member-centred focus, staff numbers and diverse roles have grown significantly and domestic and international collaborations have been developed. Under Kate’s leadership, the ACSEP has launched a number of initiatives including the a new Website and LMS, the Doctors Dash - fun run for good mental health, a Reconciliation Action Plan, the Better Members program, the Year In Review and most recently the SEM Academy. ACSEP Membership has risen significantly and in 2019, the first Indigenous Registrar was accepted onto the ACSEP Training Program and the first Australian Registrar moved to New Zealand to undertake training. Kate is passionate about partnerships and collaborations and is looking to grow opportunities within the Global Sport and Exercise Medicine Community. After a number of years as an elite athlete, Kate continues to be physically active daily and her body still allows her to play a weekly game of social basketball with old teammates.