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Simon Kennedy

Partner, Sydney
Leads Australia and New Zealand’s Public & Social Sector Practice, with expertise in economics, infrastructure, mobility, and sustainability

About Simon

Simon Kennedy is a founder and leader of the firm’s Public & Social Sector Practice in Australia and New Zealand. He also serves clients globally and has worked with federal, state, and city governments and municipalities in the United States, across Asia, and his native Australia.

Simon has advised clients on post-COVID-19 economic recovery, mobility strategies, infrastructure investment and delivery, and the global energy transition. His passion and drive to improve the lives of citizens underpins all his work.

His passion and drive to improve the lives of citizens underpins all of his work, which includes the following:

  • designing post-COVID-19 economic growth strategies for multiple countries
  • improving mobility solutions for commuters in cities across Asia, Australia, and the United States
  • designing jobs, mobility, land use, and workforce strategies for an Australian city
  • capturing economic opportunities from carbon abatement, new technologies, and the energy transition for the public sector
  • improving the productivity of multiple state and federal government departments

Simon is a regular speaker and contributor on public sector strategies for economic growth, workforce development, and sustainability.

Simon sits on the board of Committee for Sydney, which enhances the economic, social, cultural, and environmental conditions of his hometown.

When he’s not advising clients, supporting global colleagues, or mentoring the next generation of consultants, Simon can usually be found in the ocean, surfing, swimming and paddle boarding with his young family.

PAST EXPERIENCE

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Advisor

Clayton Utz
Paralegal and lawyer

Education

University of New South Wales
LLB
BComm