Simon is a member of the sports consultancy, Wharton Consulting. Simon spent most of his career working for NatWest Investment Management, later Gartmore, ultimately acting as chief operating officer for a US-based hedge fund of funds. He was later deputy director of the United Nations Association of the UK. He then served as head of investment & governance at the United Kingdom Sport Council (UK Sport) and more recently as interim head of corporate governance at the English Sports Council (Sport England).
Simon helped to found the Amateur Swimming Association’s related registered charity, the National Swimming Trust. Later he was appointed a Board Member of the ASA. He was also a company director of Swim Portsmouth Ltd, set up to manage the lottery supported regional high performance centre in Portsmouth during the late 1990s.
Simon is a Cambridge University graduate and also holds a Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from the Sir John Cass Business School of City – University of London.
Simon brings to GBWR a wide range of knowledge and expertise in sports’ governance and in investment matters, as well as some 30 years’ experience as a trustee, chair and secretary of various charities. His aim is to help GBWR to achieve high standards of governance and effectiveness for the benefit the sport and all its players, clubs, volunteers, staff and supporters.