Simon is a diversity consultant, broadcaster and author. He is the co-founder of the consultancy Diversity by Design. Diversity by Design works with a range of clients in the public and private sectors. He is currently on the Board of Powerful Women as well as Chairman of Hexagon. He was Chairman of Sussex University 2007-13, a non-exec director of Housing & Care 21, a Governor of the Museum of London and on the Board of Brighton Dome & Festival. He was a co-founder of Stonewall and of the Kaleidoscope Trust. He was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to Higher Education and made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights. Simon joined the Board in 2020.