Simone is the first women to lead in the Coach Development space across New Zealand bringing a wealth of skills and expertise to the position, including significant Good Sports® and Coach Development experience during her three years with Aktive. Prior to this, Simone was Sport Manager, Surf Life Saving Northern Region for six years. She has also been a business owner and was a Constable in the NZ Police for five years, and as a result has operational, strategic and governance experience. 

As Portfolio Manager, Simone will be developing and managing the implementation of Aktive’s strategy and associated policies and initiative for sport, play, active recreation and governance.