Simon is a fifth generation funeral director with over 40 years experience in the industry. Living next door to the family funeral home and helping his father in the business from an early age of 13, Simon soon developed a love of both the industry and his forefathers’ commitment to it.

Simon Mulqueen – Funeral Industry History

1976Starts helping his father in the family business (after school and weekends)
1980Begins full time work as a funeral director
1981Simon arranges his first funeral
1985Simon establishes the Victorian Independent Funeral Directors Group (MFFG)
1996Appointed General Manager of Mulqueen Family Funeral Group (MFFG)
1999Appointed to the Cemetery Act Review Committee (Vic. Government Committee).
2000Simon becomes a partner and is appointed Managing Director of MFFG.
2003Appointed Secretary of the National Funeral Directors Association (2003-2006).
2006Elected President of the National Funeral Directors Association (2006-2008)
2006Leaves the Family Business to focus on his own Ballarat-based business.
2008 Appointed to the Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council (FIMAC) (2008-2011) (Vic. Government Committee).
2012 Establishes new Funeral Home in Bendigo – Bendigo Funerals.
2016 Simon decides to sell F W Barnes & Son, Ballarat to ASX Listed Propel Funeral Partners.