Simon Wood has been actively involved in the Tasmanian political scene for over 10 years. He currently works for the office of Senator Wendy Askew in a constituent and community engagement role. He has previously held roles in the political offices of Andrew Nikolic, Senator Jonno Duniam and Senator David Bushby also. As a former Alderman in the Launceston City Council (2014-2018), Mr Wood was heavily involved in several major projects including the Festival of Voices and the Australian Rally Car Championships. He has also served as President of the Old Launcestonians Association. Mr Wood also assists his wife with the operation of her osteopathy practice in Launceston.