Global Managing Director, Talent Solutions
Always challenging the status quo, Simon founded FutureYou, an Australian talent boutique, based on the belief that there was a better way to connect, develop and retain talent for local business. In late 2019, FutureYou Advisory, a part of FutureYou, was acquired by Compono and Simon joined as Global Managing Director, Talent Solutions to focus on the development of Compono globally. Simon is also an Executive Director and Board member of Compono.
Starting out in the search and selection industry in Sydney more than 25 years ago, Simon is regarded as a leading expert on talent and people strategy. His career has taken him to the UK and Europe, and it is this global perspective coupled with unrivalled Australian domain expertise that he is most recognised for.
Simon’s extensive in-market and global experience sees him regularly called upon for insights on the Australian executive employment market, workplace culture, diversity, leadership and business trends. Simon is also a regular contributor in CEO circles to the conversation on innovation, entrepreneurship and Australia’s burgeoning SME and Startup sector.
Having launched FutureYou in April 2016 Simon knows what it takes to build a multimillion-dollar business in a mature market such as Australia. Simon was a finalist for Start-up Executive of the Year at the 2017 Australian CEO Awards. FutureYou went on to secure a number of awards including “The Rising Star” by Recruitment International and “Best Newcomer APAC” by Global Recruiter.
Simon is an active Advisory Board Member of the National Basketball League (NBL), University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Advanced MBA Program, LifeChanger and TASK.