About – Simon Corrigan

Insight. Experience. Outcomes.

Simon Corrigan founded Corporate Affairs Australia to help organisations build strong relationships with government and communities.

Simon has more than 20 years of experience in government relations, community relations and communications. He began his career as a political and ministerial advisor and became a Chief of Staff in the WA Government. He worked across portfolios including Resources, Regional Development and State Development.

Simon went on to advise some of Australia’s largest mining companies. He held senior roles at CITIC Pacific Mining, Atlas Iron and BHP. At BHP, Simon was Head of Corporate Affairs at the Olympic Dam operations in South Australia. BHP then promoted him to Head of Community and Indigenous Affairs for all Australian operations.

Most recently Simon was a Director at WA’s largest communications firm Cannings Purple. At Cannings Purple, he helped clients with complex corporate affairs challenges and built significant experience across sectors including resources, education, government and not-for-profit.

Simon is proud to chair the board of Kalparrin, which supports more than 5,500 Western Australian families raising children with disabilities and additional needs.

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We bring our deep knowledge of the social and political landscape to our clients.

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Our extensive experience means we are equipped to help our clients succeed.

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We are wholly focused on helping clients achieve their objectives.


It is important to stay up to date with the latest developments in mining, resources, governance and stakeholder engagement.

Simon Corrigan and Corporate Affairs Australia maintain membership in the following organisations:

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Simon is a Graduate (GAICD).
  • Association of Mining and Exploration Companies.
  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).
  • South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy.
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