Simone is currently the Director of People Strategy at Melbourne-based global BI software developer Yellowfin and a Director of the North American and Japanese entities with 20+ years of cross-sector experience in a range of roles. She has significant experience in strategy and process development, change management, negotiation and advocacy.
Simone is also the Deputy Co-Chair of the Grants Committee (Pro-Bono) of the Melbourne Women’s Fund, which is a giving circle making pivotal grants to emerging Not-For-Profits, working to redress disadvantage for Melbourne women and their families. She’s currently undertaking further study in governance, finance, strategy and risk through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
I’m passionate about community and giving back, and believe so much of what I enjoy about being a part of Glen Eira FC is its strong network of amazing volunteers and alignment with these values.
Simone has been an active member of the Glen Eira FC community since 2016. She’s currently the U15 Boys Coordinator and am a former Team Manager. She has a boy and girl playing at the social level and is a recent convert to the beautiful game via the Soccer Mums program!
For the last 5 months she’s been applying her knowledge of grants for the benefit of the club, working with the Girls’ Program Manager to apply and successfully procure grants funding from state and federal government and industry.
She’s keen to take this work to the Committee level, and leverage the relationships we’ve developed to obtain the funds needed to improve club facilities and to support delivery of our great programs.