As a former litigation lawyer, he was a trusted advisor to a range of state and federal agencies, providing focused and pragmatic advice on highly sensitive and impactful work.
Before joining Nous, Simon was a lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor, specialising in law enforcement and national security litigation, encompassing public interest immunity, witness protection, control orders, compulsory examinations and Customs prosecutions. He has worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Office of Public Prosecutions,and is a published legal academic. Simon was Director of Development Education at the Oaktree Foundation, produced the Melbourne University Law Revue, and led a team in Wade Institute’s Startup Sprint.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Environments from the University of Melbourne and a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School, partially completed at the University of Copenhagen. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.
Simon is a voracious reader, traveller and hiker who writes children’s books and loves comedy. He is on an injury-based hiatus from soccer, and a talent-based hiatus from acting.