Simon has spent the last 10 years in the charity sector working at Teenage Cancer Trust and Shine and before that worked across both private and public sectors. He has experience across health, education and social care and has particular interest in mental health, social isolation and loneliness.

Simon has been a trustee of several charities including the Voluntary Youth Service in Devon and is currently a trustee with Daybreak who provide unique social and therapeutic respite days for people living with dementia, helping couples stay together at home and delaying or avoiding residential care.