Simon Strauss, B App Sc (with distinction), attended his first international Clean Air conference at Melbourne University as a student in the 1970’s. After working in the UK and Europe in the 80’s, Simon returned to Australia and was privileged to present a number of environmental awards for CASANZ whilst consulting on waste water management using electronic nose technology. Joining Linfox in the 2000’s as Vice President – Strategy, Simon helped pioneer the successful CO2-e reduction, “Green Fox”, program as Business Unit Convenor, ultimately resulting in a halving of Linfox’s /km carbon footprint and presenting at Sustainability conferences in Melbourne and Sydney during this period. In the 2010’s, Simon consulted to Glencore mines in Australia and Africa on subjects such as waste management and SO2 emission monitoring and control. After attending the 2019 Arboriculture Australia Alice Springs conference, Simon’s interest in arboriculture resulted in the introduction of drone-based inspections and geo-spatial software to the Active Green consulting team he now leads.
As Principal, Simon brings a working lifetime of environmental experiences providing quality, strategic oversight and business acumen to help ensure Active Green clients achieve optimal outcomes.