Simon is a Director at Perth’s largest Strategic Communications firm, Cannings Purple.
Prior to this Simon was Head of Community and Indigenous Affairs – Australia for BHP.
His career in mining has included senior roles with BHP, Atlas Iron and CITIC Pacific Mining where he has been responsible for corporate affairs, government relations, internal and external communications and community and indigenous affairs.
Prior to this he worked in Chief of Staff and in Senior Policy Advisor roles for Ministers responsible for Resources and State Development, Local Government and Regional Development and Employment Protection.
He holds a BA in Political Science, a Grad Dip in Primary Education and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Simon is married with two children and in his spare time enjoys cooking, woodwork and hiking.