Simon Cmrlec, President, North America (Vancouver)

Simon has held a number of senior roles in the mining industry over the past 20 years. He is currently President, North America. He moved to Vancouver, Canada after being appointed to this position in January 2015. Prior to this, Simon served as President, APAC Africa for two years and in the role of President, Program Management for three years. He joined Ausenco from Vale Inco where he was the Construction Director for the Goro Nickel Project.

Before joining Ausenco in 2009, Simon worked largely for major mining companies in both operations management and project delivery roles. 

He is well-versed in cost reimbursable EPCM style project delivery and Fixed Price Lump Sum delivery from both the Owner’s and Contractor’s perspectives. His experience also extends to contract operations of production facilities.

During his career Simon has worked in Canada, USA, South America, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Australia.

He earned his Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from the University of South Australia in 1994.