Simon Kennedy is an environmental economist with 3 years of professional experience working as a Research Analyst and Economic Strategist within various environmental sustainability and socio-economic development projects across Southern Africa, Asia and the UK. His work has mainly involved specialised skills in environmental valuation, qualitative and quantitative research, as well as strategy design and implementation. Having contributed to the design, development and implementation phases of these impact-focused projects, he has gained experience across the lifecycle of project development.
His most recent experience has been at the intersection of large-scale infrastructure, natural resource management, and social upliftment, where he delivered Financial and Economic Appraisal (FEA) input to multidisciplinary teams to assist them embed sustainability into engineering projects. This involved preparing detailed cost-benefit analyses and financial and economic models to inform decision-making that ensured projects were designed and implemented in ways that responded to specific social, climatic and economic contexts at the various project sites.