Simon is a former Chief Executive of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and joint head of CGIUKI Board Evaluation.
He qualified first as a solicitor in 1973, and until April 2003 worked in the railway industry as general counsel, company secretary and main board director. He has worked successfully with major companies, UK regulators and other organisations and brings first hand knowledge and understanding of the practical and personal aspects of the operation of boards and how to identify performance improvements.
Simon is also a non-executive director of Crown Business Communications Limited – an award winning corporate communications agency – and its parent, MNN Holdings Limited. He is also deputy chairman of the principal UK railway industry charity, the Railway Benefit Fund.