Hon Simon Crean

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Hon Simon Crean is Chairman of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council and is a Member of the Council of Monash University. Simon is a distinguished Australian politician, having retired from Federal Parliament in September 2013 after a twenty-three year political career. Simon served as leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2001 to December 2003. His Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial career covered a broad range of portfolios including, science and technology, primary industries, energy, treasury (as Assistant Treasurer), employment, education and training, trade industrial relations, social inclusion, regional development, local government and the arts.