Simon was born in Gloucester and since leaving the Crypt has lived in or around London, currently residing in Hertfordshire. Simon studied Economics and Business Finance at Brunel University and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Birkbeck College. His earlier career was as an economist and strategist, for consultancies, corporates and a hedge fund. More recently Simon has been focused on looking after client assets within the pension industry and is currently Head of First Line Risk for Canada Life. Simon was previously Treasurer and Chair of the London Old Cryptians’ and was also Treasurer and later chair of Apollo Music Projects. Simon is also set to become a Trustee of the Anthony Iles Endowment Fund during 2022.