Simon operates at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability and has extensive international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant across finance, corporate and not for profit sectors.
In this role, Simon works with RIAA’s 240 member organisations with the goal of delivering on RIAA’s mission of promoting, advocating for, and supporting approaches to responsible investment that align capital with achieving a healthy and sustainable society, environment and economy.
As well as driving RIAA to be a more impactful organisation, Simon is active across the region and internationally in responsible investment and sustainable finance initiatives, as a member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, sitting on the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Australia Network Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the National Advisory Board on Impact Investing in New Zealand.
Prior to joining RIAA, Simon spent over five years at the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) as their Economic Adviser, leading debates on issues such as financing the transition to a low carbon economy, climate change policy and broader economic reform issues (taxation, green jobs, infrastructure, wellbeing indicators & natural capital issues). He played an integral role in the establishment of Australia’s $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which continues to have a strong impact by investing in a low carbon future in Australia today.