Simon combines data analysis skills and modelling methodologies from economics, engineering and mathematics to provide insight to a wide range of business decisions.
Simon’s policy experience includes performing a cost benefit analysis of a proposed national heavy vehicle registration scheme that, among other benefits, would ease the administrative burden for industry operators and facilitate the development of risk-based compliance and enforcement strategies.
In the electricity sector, Simon has analysed the economic implications of emerging technologies and their potential consequences for electricity usage and production. This included a quantitative assessment of the potential for consumers to use energy storage devices to arbitrage certain forms of electricity tariff, and the conditions under which a micro-generating consumer might be able to disconnect from the grid.
Prior to joining HoustonKemp, Simon developed a numerical simulation of the Orakeikorako geothermal system at the University of Auckland’s world-leading Geothermal Institute. Simon also worked alongside the investment team at Callaghan Innovation, a New Zealand Crown entity that manages more than $150 million per annum of government funding to support business innovation and capability building.
Simon holds both Commerce and Engineering (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland.