After graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology/ Social Policy & Administration and a Post -Graduate in Human Resources. Simone commenced a career in Sales and held a myriad of roles including National Training Manager and Business Unit Manager. A highlight was presenting consumer products on a regular TV Channel.
Simone’s interests in Psychology and Human Resource led her to join the recruitment industry in 1994. In July 1998, Simone recognised an enormous need for a Specialised Recruitment and Human Resource Consultancy, providing a service more holistic and building long term relationships and enduring intimacy.
She has been driving her recruitment consultancy for over 19 years placing over 2500 key Senior Contract and Permanent Executives including: Chairs; Non Executive Directors. Managing Directors, National Sales Managers, Marketing Directors, Brand Managers, Finance and Technical. Many case studies of large scale recruitment campaigns can be supplied.
Their consultancy is a part of a global Executive Search Alliance ( NPA) with 400 offices around Asia, US and Europe and fast access to qualified and validated local talent around the globe.
Simone is a tenured Female member of the Sydney Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation),past EO Board Member, a Committee Member of South Pacific Private Hospital and NSW Mental Health Network, the NSW Network Co-ordinator for PMHCCN ( Private Mental Health Consumers and Carers Network Corporation and formerly a board member – First Student ever elected to the School Council of Barker College. She also set up and ran the first Mentor Program to engage the old school Alumni.
Simone writes a regular column for a quarterly journal on Human Resource issues facing the Australian market place. Mostly Simone enjoys spending time with her family, husband and two sons on the beach, in the surf, yoga, reading, cooking, travelling and entertaining.