Simon Emms is a long-term Executive with more than 30 years of experience in the South Australian Electricity industry. He is a dynamic, results oriented, corporate leader with extensive experience across a range of portfolios, including Network Operations, Maintenance and Projects.
He has excelled during a time of extensive industry change due to the introduction of renewable technology and has successfully led the delivery of over $3b of substation and lines projects. He was the Incident Manager during the 2016 state-wide blackout and is an accomplished negotiator, with a proven ability in resolving multiple and complex business issues.
Simon holds an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
His passion is acting as a motivator and coach to develop and inspire people to achieve their full potential.
Simon Emms is a Member of the Champions of Change Energy Group. The Group brings together representatives from the energy sector including energy generation and production, distribution, retail and resources businesses across Australia. Members are committed to working within and across their organisations to achieving inclusive gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.