Currently based in Perth, Australia, Simon has been conducting business in Japan for 30 years and speaks fluent Japanese. During that time he has worked in the import and sale of building materials to some of Japan’s largest construction companies, as a consultant to Japanese companies on conducting business overseas, established and grown a vehicle and machinery export company with groundbreaking auction software and established an international marine distributorship with an innovative method of delivery direct to the end consumer.
During his time as a consultant for a software company targeting the mining and oil and gas sector he established contacts with INPEX, Oracle, Mitsui Mining and Minerals, Icarus – a Belgian oil and gas piping supplier and with various members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
He also consults on a regular basis for Goriki Kogyo, an award winning Japanese hair pin manufacturer, on ongoing international markets and potential new ones.
His main focus now is to assist innovative Australian businesses to export their products and technology to Japan.