Simon Vaughan has worked in international development for the past decade. He is also a theatre maker.

With ten years of experience, Simon is a fundraising professional who has worked across a broad swathe of fundraising areas, raising millions for the organisations he has worked for. He currently works in the philanthropy team for Oxfam Australia.

Simon believes that the inequality and poverty that sees women in Sierra Leone unable to give birth safely is an injustice and that when we support organisations like AMF we are not simply giving to charity, but rather we are fighting injustice.

He holds a Master of Development Studies – International Development from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Creatives Arts – Performance from the University of Wollongong.

In his theatre life, Simon makes and performs work with the performance collective Applespiel which he co-founded. Together they have created and performed works for, among others, Sydney Festival, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Malthouse Theatre, Arts House, Performance Space and Next Wave Festival.