Simon joined the Education and Skills team at Policy Connect in June 2013. He is responsible for managing the team's work across the Skills Commission, the Higher Education Commission and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment (APGSE).
Since starting at Policy Connect, Simon has produced several Skills Commission reports including the 2015 Guide to the Skills System, Still in Tune? Skills and the Changing Structures of Work, and The Move to Improve 1 & 2. He has curated a number of Parliamentary roundtables and seminars, most recently a series on skills and productivity, and is currently leading on the LIFES project looking at the leadership of innovation in further education and skills.
Prior to joining Policy Connect Simon taught Functional Skills at secondary level in the state sector, and gained research and campaigning experience at the Young Foundation and the British Humanist Association. He holds a BA in History and Politics, and a MA in Social and Political Theory from the University of East Anglia.Outside of work Simon enjoys reading, climbing, kayaking and getting creative.