Simon currently works as a Project Delivery Manager for the Ministry of Education. This role entails managing capital education infrastructure & construction projects He is passionate about working with a community to get the best possible outcome that aligns with the Ministries wider goals for its property portfolio.

Simon holds a Masters of Engineering (ME) and a Bachelor of Forestry Science (Hons, First Class) from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. As well as having studied Architecture at Victoria University, and Forestry Management at the University of British Colombia, Canada.

As a returned volunteer Simon has a good understanding of VSA’s profile and position in New Zealand. Simon also has governance experience with various not for profit sporting and cultural organisations. In addition, he has sound commercial management skills with experience managing significant teams and large budget projects.

Simon has a genuine passion for the work that VSA does, and as a member of council will strive to use skill and experience to serve and guide the organisation to the best of his abilities.