Simon is a marine scientist, specialising in marine mammals, with more than 25 years’ experience undertaking applied science in and out of government. His experience includes working for Fisheries New Zealand, Department of Conservation, the Australian Antarctic Division and independent research organisations. His work focuses on both conservation and sustainable utilisation. He has a love of remote places especially Fiordland, with experience in both Antarctica and the New Zealand sub-Antarctic region. Simon in based in Nelson and presently works as a Senior Science Advisor at the Environmental Law Initiative.