Ivan Simon has worked in the NSW and Australian Government Public Service for over 34 years, with experience across Public and Social Housing; Juvenile Justice; Family and Community Services and Hostel Accommodation for Aboriginal people. Ivan has worked across all levels of administration and community development, specialising in Aboriginal communities and related government services and programs.

Ivan previously headed up the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office and now works with the Dtarrawarra Resource Unit, which provides advice and support to the network of Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services.