Simon joined the WASF Board in 2013.
Simon has more than 20 years experience working in a wide variety of roles in Community, Commercial and Executive positions within a number of sporting organisations. As well as serving as CEO of Netball WA since 2012, Simon has previously held senior positions with Australian University Sport, Queensland Rugby Union and the Queensland Reds, and Swimming WA where he was also CEO.
As CEO of Netball WA, Simon is responsible for driving the strategic direction and implementation of the organisation’s Strategic Plan, in conjunction with the many and varied key stakeholders of the sport. The role includes oversight of the entire Netball WA and West Coast Fever operations, and management of the organisation’s Executive management team.
Simon’s experience in sports governance extends across a number of roles including Chair of the Australian University Sport – West Advisory Committee and previous Board Member of the Queensland Sports Federation. Across these positions Simon has made significant contributions to the areas of governance compliance, financial management, governance reform and policy development.
Throughout his career, Simon’s achievements have included leading West Coast Fever to their first finals series in the clubs nine year history; growth of netball participation in Western Australia from 67,000 to more than 150,000; the inception and development of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series, a $3 million international swimming event supported by Eventscorp, BHP Billiton and Royalties for Regions; and the development of strategic plans across both Swimming WA and Netball WA that have guided their respective organisations through record growth and success.
Simon also currently serves as the CEO and a Board Member of Glass Jar Australia. Glass Jar is a subsidiary company of Netball WA with charitable status, established to support and initiate a range of programs that use netball as a vehicle for social change through the promotion of inclusion, and the improvement of the lives of young aboriginals.