18 years service as a Police Officer of which he spent predominantly in Counter Terrorism Response and Tactical Training then taking his specialist skills into the private security industry where he has established himself as a respected Trainer and Operator. Simon has trained security and law enforcement personnel all over the world, embedded with security teams and acted in an advisory/mentoring capacity in hostile and remote regions around the globe. In management roles he has driven and mentored security forces throughout the South East Asian and Middle East regions. Now Simon offers his knowledge and experience to train and develop the professional Private Security Contractor, as a founding partner of Ares Concepts.
Simon is the proud recipient of the following awards;
- National Medal
- National Police Service Medal
- Western Australia Police Service Medal (with 15 year clasp)
Simon has recently been admitted as a Associate Fellow, Australian Vocational Education & Training Professionals Association.