Co-Founder, SME Growth Network
Simon was founder and previous partner for over10 years at Wintergate Chartered Accountants, which recently merged with Horwood Partners, a leading mid-tier accounting group, to combine resources and add further value to clients.
Additionally, Simon is joint Managing Partner of SME Growth Partners, a specialist firm working with fast growth mid-market private companies.
Simon brings with him a wealth of knowledge in manufacturing, construction, agricultural and international exporting businesses, with over 16 years’ professional experience in the industry. He has been instrumental in mentoring clients with multi-million dollar projects and assisting them to establish business links and opportunities in China and throughout Asia. Simon also has extensive experience in self-managed superannuation funds, estate planning and succession planning for family businesses.
He has also been deeply involved in working with the owners of private businesses to structure and prepare for sale to minimise risk and secure strategic premiums for his clients assets whilst making sure he achieves the highest possible net consideration for shareholders.
Simon has completed a Bachelor of Accounting and a Masters of Taxation Law with Honours at the University of Technology Sydney, as well as a Certified Financial Planning course at the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He is also a FCPA and a CA.