Mr Simon Goodrich

Senior Fellow

Melbourne School of Government


Simon Goodrich is a co-founder of Portable, a purpose-driven digital design agency with a mission to address social need and policy failure using human-centred design and technology. It delivers technology-based and design-thinking informed solutions and innovation in the form of useful, accessible products and services which place the user experience at their centre. Since 2006, Portable has delivered over 800 digital and design projects in the impact areas of justice, mental health and government transformation.

Simon is the  Australian Ambassador for the New York-based International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, dubbed the Oscars for Online. He is a fellow of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University, a leading justice innovation body and is a past National President of AIMIA, at the time the peak digital body in Australia.

Simon has a Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne.