Simon Crean served as a member of the Labor Party in the House of Representatives from 1990 until 2013. During his time in parliament, he served as Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the House and managed a range of portfolios. Mr Crean was also President of the Australian Council of Trades Union from 1985 to 1990.
Simon currently serves on the boards of various organisations, including the European Australian Business Council, Australia-Korea Business Council, Cornerstone Group Advisory Board and Linfox International Group. He is Deputy Chancellor of the Monash University Council and an Associate Professor at Deakin University.