About Simone Ey

Qualified and Experienced Managing Director

Simone is an experienced executive level human resources and business improvement professional across both private and public sectors. She’s definitely one of a kind; savvy, smart, educated and yet friendly and fun.

When it comes to coaching and sage advice, Simone is the voice of reason, honesty and truth. She always acts with integrity and is the finest moral compass and HR executive for all businesses. She has a knack for coaching and extracting innovative ideas, then transforming them into succinct, inspired solutions. This is the core of Citron Consulting and critical for success in our modern time.

Simone is unequivocally passionate about enabling you to be successful in the most effective and productive way. She is a committed advocate for facts, fairness, fun, feistiness and well-made leaf tea. When you meet Simone, expect her positive energy, enthusiasm and knowledge to be stimulating and infectious.

Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (HR and Psychology) 1998 Edith Cowan University, WA

Diploma of Business 1995 Perth Institute of Business and Technology, WA

Graduate Diploma of Education 2000 Edith Cowan University, WA

Professional Memberships

Certified Professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)

Certified Accredited Partner of Employment Hero

Certified and Licensed Business Practitioner of Motivational Maps (Individual and Team)

Member of Business Chicks network


Australian Army Scholarship (ADFA) 1994

Award of Teaching Excellence ACT 2004






“Simone is a motivated HR professional focussed on learning from her clients to be able to provide well thought out, strategic advice. She is insightful and interested in always improving and getting results.”

Anne Lyons

Assistant Director-General, National Archives of Australia


Simone is one of those rare HR specialists, who is able to balance day to day HR matters with big picture thinking. She is very strategic and has the ability to develop and implement strategy and address business needs based in frameworks but also in a creative way. She is very well read, has a good grasp on current HR theory and provides advice with personal integrity and self-confidence."

-- Ute Diversi, Organisational Change Manager, Department of Social Services


"I worked with Simone for a period in CSIRO and found her to be a thoroughly professional, hardworking and helpful HR professional, who was always keen to get things done and applied intelligent ideas to any HR problem."

-- Lyn Wojtaszak, Advisor, Remuneration Tribunal Secretariat, Australian Public Service Commission



“ I would recommend Simone as someone who takes time to consider the needs of her clients, and who goes above and beyond to deliver a tailored service to meet those needs. At all times she has been easy to work with and highly professional. I now consider her to be part of my team.”

-- Necia Fisher, Innovation Leader, Canberra


"Simone is a motivational and highly knowledgeable coach and business partner who keeps up with the times and is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Simone to anyone who is seeking professional advice, guidance and inspiration to help them with human resources issues and workplace concerns.”

-- Kaye Butler, Director HR, Fair Work Commission


"I had the pleasure of placing Simone in two separate roles during my time as a specialist HR recruiter at Hays.  Both of these roles proved challenging, with complex environments, difficult cultures, workforce issues and uncertainty amid political reform and change.  Simone was successful in both of these roles due to her resilience, strong strategic HR knowledge, desire to see improvement on individual and organisational levels, and almost sheer stubbornness to get the job done, in spite of the aforementioned challenges.  Simone is a highly respected and successful HR practitioner."

-- Andrew Marshall, HR Business Partner, Jacobs


"Simone has a wealth of experience as a HR professional which has resulted in great communication and engagement skills. I found that Simone really actively listened to me which is a very much underrated skill.

After completing the motivational maps questionnaire I met with Simone to talk about the results, even though I am pretty self aware I still took away some great insights into my own motivation and why I don't gel with some people.

I think that the motivational maps work that Simone is doing would be really insightful for team working including management and exec teams, as it provides insight into how you can create win:win solutions."

-- Sonia Lynch, Human Resources Manager, Bradley Allen Love Lawyers


"I would like to say a big thank you to Simone at Citron Consulting. I had decided to apply for a new job - one that I knew would be my perfect fit, but I just couldn't find the right words. Simone was able to identify my strengths and skills and empower me with the language I needed. I didn't realise how much stronger my application could be and how amazing I could sound until Simone stepped in. Not only did she help strengthen my application, but she built up my confidence. Simone was easy to talk to, quick to understand me and highly efficient."

-- Juliette Lumbers, Career Advisor, ANU


"I worked with Simone when she was the HR Partner at Comcare. Simone supported me as the Deputy CEO by providing advice in all aspects of HR. Simone has personal attributes that make her easy to work with - high energy, good humour, positive approach and friendliness.

In her professional capacity, Simone is experienced, up to date with HR practice and information, but most importantly works to achieve practical and timely outcomes which are fair to all parties."

-- Cathy Skippington, Deputy CEO Comcare (Former)

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