Simone Shugg

Simone Shugg

Chief People Officer, Nearmap

Simone was appointed as Nearmap’s CPO in 2019 to spearhead a people and culture agenda that enables Nearmap to become a global leader in aerial imagery and location intelligence through its greatest asset – its people.

Simone brings over 20 years of people leadership across multiple industries and scale of businesses. She has a track record of converting business vision into people and culture initiatives that directly improve profitability, performance and customer and employee engagement in fast-paced high growth organizations.

Simone was most recently Executive Director of People and Culture at Foxtel, one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic media companies. Prior to that she spent 8 years as Vice President of People and Culture with Carnival Australia where she was responsible for shoreside operations and the P&O Australia fleet, and was a key member of the Executive team that transformed the cruise industry in Australia. Prior to this, Simone held senior roles with Halifax Bank of Scotland Australia, across a number of its brands including St Andrews Australia and BankWest.

Simone holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Australia.