Group General Manager – Beverage
Simon is the Group General Manager – Beverage at Orora Limited. He joined Orora in 2014, bringing 25 years’ experience in leadership roles across the national food supply chain in consumer goods and agribusiness. His career spans general management, sales and marketing, supply chain, procurement, corporate affairs, and finance. Prior to Orora, Simon was General Manager of Gold Coin Asia, and also spent four years as Managing Director of Fonterra's Australian Ingredients business. Before this he held senior management roles across a range of businesses and functions at Mars from 1996 to 2009.
Simon is a past Board member of the Australian Association of National Advertisers, a past member of Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) Agribusiness Forum, and the Tasmanian Food Industry Advisory Council.
He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has had executive education at the London Business School. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Science from Melbourne University.
Simon has a passion for developing talent and building high performing and diverse teams. Outside of work he is a junior football coach, active volunteer for SecondBite with his wife and three children, and enjoys cycling and ocean swimming.