Simon is the National Director of advocacy group GetUp. Simon has been behind campaigns on climate change, changes to our anti-terrorism laws and GetUp’s work on internet censorship.
Simon was born and raised in Sydney and studied Economics at the University of New South Wales. In a career change Simon left Government in 2008 instead choosing to make change by working to inject community voices into the political system.
Prior to joining GetUp Simon represented Australia at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda in 2007 as Australia’s Commonwealth youth representative and in the same year was named the NSW Young Professional of the Year.
Simon has travelled widely, this year tackling the question of who was really behind the Obama campaign while over in the US. Unfortunately, everyone he met in the US claimed that they were a part of the victory and so he’s none the wiser.
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