Presented at the prestigious Communications Alliance ACOMMS Awards in Sydney, the 2008 Telecommunications Ambassador accolade is awarded each year to an outstanding individual who has shown strong leadership and made a significant and visible contribution to the Australian communications industry.
Simon has taken a leadership role in Australia's broadband sector since its emergence in 2000-2001. He is an activist company leader who is driven to deliver customer value and technical innovation as well as achieve commercial success for Internode.
By building a first-tier international broadband network, Simon has established Internode as one of Australia's premier suppliers of high-reliability broadband services for both business and residential customers. Significantly for the communications industry, Simon has maintained Internode at the forefront of innovation, playing a catalyst role through a range of initiatives that include:
Other winners of ACOMMS awards included Alcatel-Lucent, Herbert Geer, Telarus, Telstra, Unwired and Uecomm. A full listing of this year's award finalists and their accomplishments is available from the www.commsalliance.com.au website.