Simon has enjoyed a successful 35 year career spanning a wide range of senior executive roles including Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager Logistics and Human Resources.
Most recently he was CEO of SEQ Catchments (now Healthy Waterways and Catchments), a not for profit Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisation. In the role he worked closely with Federal and State Government Ministers, Directors-General and senior bureaucrats, as well as Local Government Mayors and CEOs to coordinate and deliver NRM funding such as the National Landcare Program.
In late 2003 Simon oversaw the $105 million merger of Grainco Australia with ASX listed GrainCorp Limited with a 97 percent “yes” vote by shareholders. He was also successful in achieving the target set when Grainco corporatised of tripling the value of the company’s shares within three years.
Simon has held Director positions with the Port of Brisbane Corporation, Bulk Terminals Australia, Australian Bulk Alliance, and Grainco Australia Limited Subsidiary Companies. He was also Chairman of the National Grower Register.
Simon also lead industrial reform in the operations of the grain industry in Australia and in particular the water front.