Chief Financial Officer
M: +64 22 693 0290
Simon has over 30 years’ financial management experience within government agencies, educational institutions and business advisory roles. As an experienced CFO, he brings broad strategic and financial skills, operations management and risk and governance expertise.
Prior to moving to New Zealand, where he started his own consultancy business assisting small to medium enterprise with strategic business planning and governance, he was CFO of TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute. He is also passionate about giving back to the community and has held a number of Board roles including Charles Sturt University, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, Alpine Valleys Community Leadership, and various sporting, community development and leadership entities in New Zealand and Australia.
Simon is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He has an MBA – Executive Business Operations from the University of Queensland and MBS Mt Eliza Centre for Executive Education and a BBusAcc from Charles Sturt University.
Simon grew up on a cattle farm near Albury-Wodonga in Australia so is quite adept and passionate about sustainable farming, aside from being a qualified accountant. When he’s not coaching cricket or football or running around with kid’s sport, he’s a great home cook and aspiring Masterchef.