Simon has had a longstanding career in media organisations as a journalist and editorial executive. His early years were spent at HTV in Bristol before joining ITN where he rose to be Senior Programme Editor. At one time or another he edited all of ITN’s programmes for ITV, including News at Ten.
From ITN he became Head of News, and later Controller of Programmes, at London News Network, the Carlton-LWT joint venture which produced London Tonight and other news and factual programmes.
Later, at Sky News he was in charge of business news and then a specialist executive producer and Sky News’ Associate Editor. He also led the introduction of interactivity and user generated content within Sky’s digital department.
Simon served as a Vice-Chair of the Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee. He is Chair of the Royal Television Society TV Journalism awards and a Fellow of the Society of Editors of which he was previously a director and past President.