"Working in social impact, allows you to think about what’s right, plus the reflective and logical thinking process that accompanies that"

"The unexamined life is not worth living, so we want to make sure we are always asking the right questions"

"The perspectives of others are incredibly important in doing good social impact work"






Mike and Simon discuss Simon’s journey from philosophy and science to social impact. Simon discusses his passion for asking meaningful questions at all times and his love of working with rural and remote aboriginal communities.

Simon articulates the challenges of creating a thriving social impact community in Australia and abroad and how peak social impact organisations might play a role in this. Simon’s mindset and approach is one of understanding, compassion, empathy and deep listening.





Simon is a Director at Social Ventures Australia (SVA) as well as the Chair of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA). He is also Co-Chair at Social Value International (SVI).

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need. Their services are designed to scale social impact, helping business, government and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services.

SIMNA is Australia’s peak social impact measurement organisation. It is a knowledge sharing network for social impact measurement. Its purpose is to help foster the emerging practice of social impact measurement in Australia. 

Social Value International is the global network focused on social impact and social value. Their members share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value.