Consultant - Audit & Assurance
Simon has a pragmatic approach, bringing a depth of experience to the table. He is a valued Partner with significant experience in the energy and resources industry and in assisting clients achieve their growth strategies into this sector. For example, in recent years Simon and his team have been instrumental in assisting numerous Chinese owned companies expand into the Australian mining sector successfully.
His primary focus is on the client relationship as he has a long term view and has nurtured long term business relationships with his clients.
Simon commenced his professional career with a Big 4 firm in 1988, moving to Grant Thornton in 1991.
Simon has significant practice listing overseas and Australian companies on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). He has been an active participant in seeking and assisting China-based clients expand, including the initiation of public listings. For example, Simon has provided transactional services to a number of Australian Securities exchange IPO’s including:
- Arasor International Ltd
- TWT Umbrella Ltd
- Austin Exploration Ltd
- IGDX Holdings Ltd
- Adelaide Energy Ltd
- Southern Uranium Ltd
“A good accountant needs to have a commercial perspective, provide accurate technical advice and a ‘can-do’ attitude to meeting client needs - whether it involves working in remote parts of Australia or internationally.”
Simon has international experience across other accounting jurisdictions such as Canada, USA, Malaysia and China.
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Registered Company Auditor in Australia and Canada
- Chartered Accountant