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Vale Andrew Plympton AM, ASC Commissioner 2011-2020

25 March 2024

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is mourning the passing of former board member Andrew Plympton AM and paying tribute to his extraordinary service to Australian sport.

Andrew Plympton at the 2018 Sport Australia Media Awards.
Andrew Plympton AM at the 2018 Sport Australia Media Awards.

Mr Plympton was appointed to the ASC Board in January 2011 and served a nine-year term, which included the key role of Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee.

His love of sailing led him to win a world championship in the international Etchells class and serve as President of Sailing Australia (previously Yachting Australia) for more than seven years.

Mr Plympton also held several other positions in sport administration, including President of AFL club St Kilda, and was a member of the Australian Olympic Committee and Board Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

ASC Chair Josephine Sukkar AM said Mr Plympton was always a strong advocate for the benefits of sport.

“On behalf of the ASC, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mr Plympton’s family and friends and acknowledge his tremendous service to Australian sport,” Ms Sukkar said.

“His lifelong passion for sport, in particular sailing, will leave a lasting legacy, in particular his distinguished service with the Australian Sports Commission.

“Mr Plympton was one of our longest serving Commissioners and we are grateful for the significant contribution he made throughout his tenure.”

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