Simon Barrett is a Partner and Chairman of L.E.K. Consulting Australia. Simon leads L.E.K.’s Travel and Transport practice in Australia and in recent years has played a leading role in building L.E.K.’s New Mobility practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Simon regularly advises major corporations on strategy, operational improvement, M&A support, strategy activation and implementation. His clients include major market participants in road, rail (both passenger and freight), light rail, buses, ports, aviation, airports and tourism.

Simon also works extensively in the public sector on long-term policy and planning, organizational design and commercial issues. In this capacity, Simon has been deeply involved in many of the major transport reforms and innovations in Australia and New Zealand over the last two decades.

Simon is an Advisory Board Member of the Transport and Tourism Forum (TTF) and Chair of the TTF’s Passenger Transport Panel. He regularly publishes thought leadership in transport, including L.E.K.’s Executive Insight “Beyond the Hype - Making Money in New Mobility” and “Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars” (published in Harvard Business Review).


Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

Graduate: Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

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