Simon was the Director of Y Lab, Nesta's partnership with Cardiff University, for a public services innovation lab.
Before joining Nesta, Simon held various senior roles in the Welsh Government in health and social services, and education before that. He was the Welsh Government's head of policy profession. He was corporate director for Wellbeing in Bridgend County Borough Council. In the private sector, Simon was a strategy consultant, for a global consulting firm, and prior to that spent ten years in HM Treasury.
He has an MSc from University College London and an MBA from Imperial College.
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