Simone joins the board after a ten year career at the Geelong Cats Football Club, where she was responsible for the establishment of the inaugural AFLW women's team. As Head of Women's Football and Pathways, Simone managed the strategy and operations for the Cats' female football teams and created opportunities for females in employment, coaching and playing throughout the club. Prior to this, she managed the Cats' Community development program, working closely with the club's players and sponsors to deliver programs in education, health and sport. Whether in sport or her previous community portfolios, Simone's has always focussed on building teams and inclusive frameworks within organisations. She currently works for Leisure Networks, a disability services provider with an office based in the main street of Werribee.