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Simon Balderstone AM

Simon Balderstone AM

Simon is The Director of Ways and Means Consultancy Pty Ltd where he is a writer and consultant on events, bids, issues management, sustainability and Indigenous programs. His career has seen him be a journalist; member of the successful Australian 1984 Everest Expedition; author; Prime Ministerial adviser; through to Board member and General Manager at SOCOG;  as well as Adviser and Executive Editor/Writer for the successful Tokyo Bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

  • The Director, Ways and Means Consultancy Pty Ltd – writer, consultant on events, bids, issues management, sustainability and Indigenous programs
  • Founding Chairman, Director, Australian Himalayan Foundation (2002-)
  • Board Member and Scholar Mentor, ITNewcom Foundation (2013-)
  • Adviser, and Executive Editor/Writer, for successful Tokyo Bid for 2020 Olympic Games
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) Adviser (2001-2011)
  • Member, IOC Evaluation Commissions for the Olympic Games of 2008 (in 2000-2001); 2012 (2004-5); 2014 (2006-7); 2016 (2008-9) and 2018 (2010-2011)
  • General Manager (Executive Office) , SOCOG – Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (1995-2000)
  • Senior Adviser (Environment, Indigenous Affairs, Sport) to Prime Ministers Hawke and Keating(1990-95), and Senior Adviser to Environment and Sports Minister
  • Member of SOCOG Board (1993-5)
  • Winner, UN Global 500 Roll of Honour for Environmental Achievement 2001, for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Environment program (Manager)
  • Expert advisor to IOC for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and Athens 2004 Games
  • Advisor to Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organising Committees
  • Board Director, Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World (1995- 2003), and ITNewcom Foundation (2012-)
  • Advisor, Yothu Yindi Foundation/Garma Festival (2001-2010)
  • Author, Seeing is Believing (1994), story of Fred Hollows and his work
  • Co-author, Events that Shaped Australia (2006)
  • Author, Kakadu; A Heritage for the Future (1986)
  • Member, First Australian Mt. Everest Expedition 1984