Simon Drake.

Simon Drake

Associate Partner

Developing business is a passion for me and so is developing the people within a business. I first got involved in Recruitment / Training straight out of school, and I quickly discovered that helping others to achieve their goals is hugely important to me.


Since 2007 I have been founded and co-founded numerous businesses, and I have enjoyed a great deal of success within various industries. I have over 10 years’ experience in Project Management and delivery, and I focus on delivering results on time and to budget. I have also worked as a business consultant within Multi-million businesses to help them to achieve their goals and develop their teams – I have helped numerous organisations to Recruit – Train – Motivate AND Retain – High Performing Teams. I measure success through retention and engagement, and I continually look to add value to every project I work on by being goal focused and activity specific.


Recruitment is a natural fit for my passion for helping people, and I take the time to ask the right questions to fully understand the needs of my clients and candidates. It really is true that we have developed a way to truly understand the needs of our clients, and we take great pride in the talent mapping, and focused way that we approach our recruitment. We are so confident – we offer a 12-month replacement on all our candidates.


I have been involved in recruiting some amazing people all over the world within Construction, Engineering, SAP, Nuclear, Power, Rail, Super Yachts, Hospitality, Sales, Health & Safety – to name a few.


Joining Kona & Co has been a fantastic opportunity for me, and we are providing executive search and recruitment services throughout Australasia, USA and the UK with a particular emphasis on industry mapping for future-focused start-ups and SMEs. I look forward to connecting with new Australian organisations, venture capitalists and recruiters working in all sectors including Construction, Engineering, Business Development, Sales and Recruitment / HR. You can contact me via LinkedIn, or at