Meet the team

Small team, impressive results

Our helpful team have extensive experience in the superannuation industry and can assist you with all of your superannuation needs.

Simplex are an NKH Knight company, which connects you seamlessly to NKH Business Advisors and Accountants, and Knight Financial Advisors.

Simon Howard

Simon Howard


Position: CEO

Qualifications: BCom CA GradDipAppFin

Simon’s professional experience has predominantly been based in the professional service industry, both in Australia and the UK.

Simon started his career in the Taxation Division of Ernst & Young in Perth and worked his way up to the position of Senior Accountant before leaving for the UK in March 2003. His responsibilities included tax compliance and tax planning related work for a variety of large and listed companies.

In the UK Simon worked for a large private business called 1st Contact where he progressively moved up the ranks to ultimately fill the role of Managing Director – Structured Products based in London and more recently Managing Director – International based in Melbourne. This time at 1st Contact gave Simon experience in a variety of different business management disciplines ranging from operational efficiency and system management through to customer service, marketing and business development. A key takeaway from this experience was the importance of leadership and people management in service based businesses.

After contract roles at KPMG and NAB in Melbourne, Simon returned to Perth to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of NKH Knight. In this role Simon reports to the Board and is involved in the formulation and delivery of the group strategy as well as the day to day management of the business.

Simon is ambitious and has demonstrated that he can integrate, learn quickly and move up a corporate ladder. Simon has particularly strong people and financial skills and a great attitude towards work. In his spare time Simon loves spending time with his four young kids outdoors.

Ross Manea

Ross Manea