America's Cup - TeamOrigin GBR appoints Grant Simmer CEO
Grant Simmer has been appointed as CEO of Team Origin, the British team currently competing at the Louis Vuitton Trophy. Simmer, most recently the managing director and design co-ordinator for Alinghi, takes on the new position with immediate effect. Simmer's new role as CEO sees him take responsibility for the sporting and technical activities of the team as well as overseeing the commercial operations. He first competed in the America's Cup in 1983 at the age of 27 as navigator on board Australia II. The report.