Simon is treasurer of the International Young Democrat Union. He is the federal president of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia, and chair of the Young Liberal federal executive. Simon was elected to the position in January 2015. He previously served on the Young Liberal federal executive from 2014 to 2015 in his capacity as president of the Victorian division of the Young Liberal Movement.
Simon is a passionate advocate for liberty. He is employed as Director, Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, and regularly appears in the media arguing for free markets, civil liberties, and small government.
Simon grew up in central Victoria and attended Catholic College Bendigo before moving to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Melbourne. While completing his studies, Simon was elected President of the Melbourne University Law Students’ Society and appointed Vice-President of the Victorian Council of Law Students’ Societies.
The International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) is the official youth organization of the International Democrat Union (IDU). IYDU is the global association for Conservative, center right and Christian democrat political youth organizations.