Simon Wright, PhD Candidate, Institute for Sustainable Futures


Simon Wright is a PhD Candidate researching business models of future value chains at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology in Sydney.

His research investigates the drivers, characteristics and outcomes of collaborative, sustainability focussed networks, including the role played by government and others in diffusing innovation across these networks, as part of the ‘Wealth from Waste’ research cluster.

Simon lectures in sustainability and strategy at Charles Sturt University and has taught at a number of universities in the United Kingdom and Asia. He has extensive sustainability expertise encompasses senior management roles with large Australian and multinational companies, and running his own environmental consultancy.

Simon lives amidst the mountains and vineyards of Orange in regional New South Wales and is one of the founding directors of the local renewable energy cooperative.

At Powering the change, Simon Wright will present his paper, 'The role of intermediaries in advancing the circular economy - a regional perspective'.


Simon Wright will be speaking at the session Improving our food systems: from farm to fork and back again.