Simon has been employed by Reed Travel Exhibitions for the last fifteen years. His first role was Exhibition Director on Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai.
He moved to WTM London after two years to take responsibility for Head of Sales and new projects and following one year in this role he was promoted to Exhibition Director of WTM London. In 2020, Simon was promoted to Exhibition Director of WTM London and Travel Forward, the global event for travel and tourism technology, taking place alongside WTM London.
Simon constantly looks to innovate and deliver new facets to WTM London and Travel Forward including looking at the online and social community and opportunities around responsible tourism linking the events to Responsible Tourism and Responsible Technology.
He worked extensively in India and Middle Eastern markets. Previous experience includes working in two other large media companies, United Business Media and EMAP, working across exhibitions and publishing.
A former Captain and Officer of the British Army, he served for four years in the Cheshire Regiment (Infantry Regiment). He has played rugby extensively and is now a keen supporter.