Simon Woods


Simon brings over twenty years’ transactional experience in investment banking and law, with a focus on project and structured finance. Prior to joining Vast Solar in early 2021 to lead the Transactions team, Simon was an Investment Director in ARENA’s origination and transactions team from 2014-2021, leading investment across a broad range of renewable energy and enabling technologies (e.g., solar PV, wind, CSP, hybrids, battery storage, thermal storage, pumped hydro and bioenergy) and projects (e.g., early stage VC-style investments to later stage project finance). Simon is a CFA Charterholder and is admitted as a solicitor in Queensland and in England & Wales.