Who are we?
Ben Darwin (CEO & Founder)
BEN DARWIN established GAIN LINE after more than a decade of involvement in professional sport. As a player, Ben represented the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby and played at international level for the Wallabies. Ben has considerable experience in coaching, player development and analysis. This includes a variety of coaching and performance analysis positions with the Western Force, Melbourne Rebels and in Japan with NTT Shining Arcs and Suntory Sungoliath. Driven by a desire to introduce a greater degree of empirical analysis into professional sport, Ben started GAIN LINE in 2013. As a hands-on director, Ben is involved at every level of the business, whether it be developing predictive models, presenting research findings or consulting with clients.
Simon Strachan (COO & Co-Founder)
Simon brings a wealth of experience to GAIN LINE through his extensive professional career. As a Senior Designer with GM Holden he was responsible for delivering specific facets of GM Holden's Design Vision to GM's global design hubs. Simon chose to change careers and become an educator which allowed him to devote more time towards his Rugby passions. As a Rugby coach with 20 years experience he has seen the game change in ways never thought of. Working as a video analyst with the Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels, Simon understands the level of detail required in modern sport. GAIN LINE has allowed him the bring all his skill sets and passion for sport together under one roof.