September 25, 2019
Contact: Cinamon Watson

Lomax to focus on the impact of a new regulatory framework for the oil and gas industry as well as general energy issues

Denver, CO – “We are pleased to announce Simon Lomax as our newest fellow,” said CSPR President & CEO Kristin Strohm.

Lomax has spent more than 20 years working in journalism, government and public affairs. He started as a research assistant at the Queensland Department of Transportation in Brisbane, Australia. He later became a journalist, reporting for newspapers, trade publications and financial newswires in Australia, the Deep South and in Washington, D.C.

In 2006 and 2007, Simon was a congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association, which sent him to Capitol Hill to work on climate change legislation. After the APSA fellowship, he covered energy and climate policy for Argus Media and Bloomberg News during the first term of the Obama administration. He became a U.S. citizen in 2008 and changed careers in 2012, leaving the newsroom to work in public affairs.

Since 2012, Simon has worked with think tanks, trade associations and business groups to advocate for limited government and free-enterprise approaches to public policy. Prior to accepting the Energy Resources Fellowship at CSPR, Simon was the research fellow for Vital for Colorado, a business coalition focused on energy policy.

Earlier in his career, Simon was a managing director with FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, and the research director for Energy In Depth, a program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. In 2016, he was an associate energy policy analyst with the Independence Institute in Denver.

Simon has a B.A. in Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology. In addition to his CSPR fellowship, Simon continues to serve as a policy adviser to EIS Solutions. He lives in the Denver suburbs with his wife and two daughters.

“We look forward to amplifying our research in the area of energy policy and welcome Simon’s expertise,” continued Strohm.


Common Sense Policy Roundtable is a non-profit, free-enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy.