Simon is currently a Project Delivery Manager for the Ministry of Education, a role which entails managing capital education infrastructure & construction projects. He is passionate about working with the community to get the best possible outcome that aligns with the Ministry’s 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, Christchurch. He also studied Architecture at Victoria University, and Forestry Management at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
As a returned VSA 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 was re-elected for a second term in 2023, and is also a VSA Foundation Trustee.