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Who We Are

Onemda CEO

Simon Lewis

Simon is committed to building stronger, inclusive, and more diverse communities through innovation, collaboration and harnessing the potential of others. As the Chief Executive Officer of Onemda, Simon has developed extensive experience and knowledge in the disability sector for over 25 years through a wide variety of leadership roles in the areas of intellectual disability, mental health, physical impairment and acquired brain injury.


Throughout his career, his focus has been on building better communities for all through forging partnerships, relationships and opportunities with community groups, government and local enterprise to raise awareness and to enhance the valued status of people with a disability.


In 2001, Simon was awarded with the Ethel Tembley Study Scholarship where he went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Disability Studies (Leadership) at Deakin University in 2004.


In 2015, he was awarded with the Winston Churchill Fellowship which enabled him to undertake a study tour to Canada, USA and Peru.  Currently, Simon is completing a Master of Business Management (Leadership & Innovation) at Ducere Global Business School and Torrens University. Simon has held various roles throughout his career focused on a range of local, regional and national advisory committees. He is a current Director serving on the Bendigo Bank, Manningham Community Enterprises Ltd. board.