Simon is a Hamiltonian and did all his schooling here.
After graduating BDS from the University of Otago, Simon worked in Auckland and Middlemore Hospitals before heading to the UK on his OE where he met his now-wife Anna and travelled extensively with her in between working at various hospitals in the UK.
Simon returned to New Zealand and went to Medical School and graduated MBChB and MDS (OMS) in 2003, and passed the FRACDS (OMS) specialist examination in 2006.
After completing his surgical fellowship, he and Anna moved back to the UK to undertake advanced training in head and neck oncology surgery and was then appointed a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in head and neck oncology surgery at the Royal Derby Hospital, Derbyshire, England.
Simon and Anna returned home after 5 years in the UK and was appointed a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Waikato DHB where he continued his interest in head and neck oncology surgery in addition to salivary gland disease, craniofacial trauma surgery and reconstruction, orthognathic surgery and all head and neck pathology as well as dentoalveolar surgery and implants. After 10 years of service at the DHB, training future surgeons and in latter years leading the Unit, he left the hospital and now works exclusively at Anglesea OMS and operates in-rooms and at Braemar Hospital.
Simon continues to be actively involved in training through AOCMF, is on the Executive Committee of the Wai/BOP Branch of NZDA, a member of the NZ Medical Association and ANZOMS as well as a number of OMS associations abroad and has presented at a number of local, national and international meetings.
Simon is married to Anna and they have three children, Caitlin, Benjamin and Olivia. They still enjoy travelling and skiing.