Simon has spent the majority of his working life in the service industry. He grew up in Tasmania and started his career there. Before too long the travel bug took hold and time was spent working in Perth, Melbourne and Central Australia (Uluru) with a few short interludes back in Tasmania along the way.
Having a background in five star hotels an international opportunity arose when he was offered the role of House Manager to the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnarvon at Highclere Castle. Today Highclere is most recognised as the fictional home of Lord & Lady Grantham on the television series Downton Abbey. Eight years were spent in the UK, at Highclere and other private residences, honing his skills in household service and managing stately homes in the English countryside.
In 2011 the pristine wilderness, uninhabitated beaches and fresh air of Tasmania could not be resisted any longer. On returning he immersed himself in the local food and wine scene becoming involved with Harvest Launceston Community Farmer's Market, twice voted Australia's best farmers' market, and Delamere Vineyard a premium sparkling wine producer in the Pipers River region.
The quiet life was short lived, butlers are few and far between in Australia. Still based in Tasmania he shares his time between bushwalking into the ancient forests the island is renowned for, and continuing to offer impeccable service on a freelance basis to select clients throughout Australia. To make an enquiry skip to the contact page here.