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Introducing Corporate Affairs Australia

15 November 2021

Simon Corrigan, long term mining corporate affairs professional and former Director at WA strategic communications firm Cannings Purple, has launched a new corporate affairs agency.

The new agency, Corporate Affairs Australia (CAA), provides the full spectrum of corporate affairs services including community relations, government relations, regulatory approvals support, and communications. 

CAA can support companies and organisations across Australia but is particularly well placed to assist mining and resources companies in Western Australia and South Australia.

Simon said he was excited about this new chapter and being able to bring his broad skills and experience to assist clients.

“I am passionate about helping companies build and protect their reputation by finding the win-win that maximises business value and social outcomes,” Mr Corrigan said.

“Starting my career in politics gave me a really good grounding in political and regulatory processes.

“I was then privileged to be part of Australia’s amazing mining sector at CITIC Pacific Mining, Atlas Iron and BHP, where I proudly built social licence and delivered outcomes for the companies and their communities.

“Finally, working as a Director with the talented team at Cannings Purple gave me the opportunity to support some amazing clients, across a broad range of sectors.

“I believe there is a growing recognition of the value of corporate affairs support and am confident my experience can deliver valuable insights and positive outcomes for CAA clients.”

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About Simon Corrigan

Portrait of Simon Corrigan, founder and Principal of Corporate Affairs Australia.
CAA Founder and Principal Simon Corrigan

Simon Corrigan has more than 20 years of experience in government and corporate affairs. He started his career as a political and ministerial advisor, rising to a Chief of Staff role in WA’s Gallop / Carpenter government across a range of 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, before being promoted 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 a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). Corporate Affairs Australia holds membership with the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) and the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME).

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.