About Catapult

We create technology to help athletes and teams perform to their true potential

Our Story

Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of sport. This is our story.

Originally formed from a partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) to maximise the performance of Australian athletes ahead of the Sydney Olympics, Catapult was officially founded in Melbourne in 2006.

The wearable technologies developed by Catapult in its early years were designed to address fundamental questions in sports performance. That purpose has remained at the heart of our work as we’ve grown from an Australian startup to a global leader in sports technology with solutions for every element of the performance ecosystem; from wearable tracking to athlete management and video analysis.

Catapult is committed to making performance technology available to athletes at all levels. As well as working with some of the biggest teams and organisations in world sport, we’ve created PLAYR – our athlete tracking device for the consumer market–to enable amateur soccer players to monitor their performance like the pros.

Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition, Catapult continues to lead the way in sports science research and innovation. Today, the business is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CAT) and has over 340+ staff across 30 locations, working with more than 2970 teams in 39 sports.



Meet some of the talented and dedicated people behind Catapult.

Will Lopes

Chief Executive Officer

As the former Chief Revenue Officer of Amazon subsidiary Audible, Mr. Lopes brings world-class technology and growth experience from one of the world’s most successful technology businesses.



A deep passion for generating long-term value through teamwork, creativity, and high paced growth is what drives me. I’m excited to steward Catapult’s finances on this journey.

Rick Wingfield

Chief Technology Officer

I am excited to continue to foster a culture of excellence in technology and sports performance to help our customers succeed as Catapult grows and scales around the world.

Kelly Hutchison

Chief People Officer

World class products and service don’t happen by accident – they require world class people. I’m here to make Catapult a magnet for the best talent in the business.


Chief Commercial Officer

After almost 20 years in the sports technology industry it is working closely with our staff and loyal customers that keeps me as motivated as ever to be my best.

Our Team

We are always looking for people who can bring enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to our team. If that’s you, then the chances are you’d thrive at Catapult and we’d love to hear from you.