Simon started his career writing audit software for banks before moving on to building networks and email systems – when they were replacing typewriters and letters. Later at UQ he ran projects including the centralisation of email before falling in love with the rapid change and impact of eLearning. He has a master's degree in project management and a PhD investigating management techniques for dynamic environments. He feels lucky to work with all the smart creative people at UQ on challenging problems to create broad impact solutions.