Simon is an accomplished risk executive with a proven track record in the leadership of business support functions in mining, heavy industry, and the emergency management sector.
He has worked in the mining industry for more than 20 years, focusing on health and safety, environment, risk, and stakeholder engagement in Australia, New Zealand, North and South America and Asia Pacific.
He joined Federation Mining in 2020 and is a member of the leadership team developing the Snowy River gold mine in New Zealand. Simon enjoys plenty of time on the fabulous West Coast engaging with stakeholders and at Snowy River. Simon is passionate about sharing the work the mining sector is doing in the environment and sustainability space in New Zealand and beyond.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (OHS & Environmental Management), Master in Business Administration, and Master in Emergency Management.
Outside of his work in the mining industry he has 30 years’ service as a volunteer fire fighter in Australia and has also been the Head Technical Rescue Adjudicator for the Minerals Council of Australia mine rescue competitions for over a decade.