Xavier Simonet

Xavier is the CEO of Austrade, a Commonwealth government agency in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. Prior to joining the public service, he was the Group CEO of KMD Brands, a group of brands which comprises Rip Curl, Kathmandu and Oboz, for 6 years. He also worked for 12 years for the LVMH Group – Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy – in Singapore, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, UK, Australia and France.

Xavier has 4 children at CGS and his eldest son, now a student at ANU, also graduated from CGS in 2021.