Simone has worked in sports management for more than 10 years. Currently, as Portfolio Manager at Aktive, she is the strategic lead for the organisation’s work across the following areas: Women and Girls, Active Recreation, Coach Development and Good Sports®. Prior to this, she was the Sport Manager at Surf Life Saving Northern Region for six years.
Simone has also been a business owner and was a Constable in the NZ Police for five years and, as a result, has operational, strategic and governance experience.
Simone is still actively involved in Surf Life Saving and is a member of Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Her involvement has included everything from coaching and officiating to team management, and she was appointed to the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) Sport Commission in March 2021.
Simone is also a director on the Canoe Racing New Zealand board.
Simone is passionate about seeing young people have quality sport experiences and committed to seeing women and girls realise their potential through sport and active recreation.