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  • Bachelor of Adult Education
  • Master of Social Development
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Project Management


Simone is a highly accomplished executive leader with a proven track record in driving organizational growth, fostering inclusivity, and achieving exceptional results in the non-profit sector. With a career spanning several decades, Simone brings a strategic mindset and a commitment to building effective teams that excel in delivering on key objectives.

Having worked in NSW peak bodies in mental health and housing, Simone has gained invaluable experience navigating the complexities of the non-profit sector. Her roles have involved stakeholder collaboration and management to develop and implement sector wide strategies, with a focus on achieving key strategic outcomes. Simone has also worked extensively with vulnerable young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, women reintegrating into the workforce, and individuals in the justice system. Her experience in these roles has refined her ability to work alongside community and collaborate effectively to implement initiatives that drive meaningful change and make a positive impact.

As the Chief Operations Officer at Learning Links, Simone drives strategic and operational excellence to oversee significant growth and change, elevating the organization’s social impact and financial sustainability. She oversees service delivery, organizational processes, and staff, ensuring alignment with Learning Links’ core values and overarching goals. Simone is a dedicated advocate of cohesion and learning, with a growth mindset that enables individuals and teams to excel. Her adept problem-solving skills enable her to navigate complex challenges, fostering a culture of inclusivity and trust within the organization. Simone’s qualifications include a Master of Social Development, a Bachelor of Adult Education, an Advanced Diploma of Management and a Diploma of Project Management.

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