After completing his Middle Eastern studies degree at Oxford University, Simon joined the audit department at Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has worked with SAP Security and GRC for most of the 17 years since then, undertaking all manner of projects in both technical and non-technical roles, most notably with PricewaterhouseCoopers, AstraZeneca and Petroleum Development Oman.
Simon has strong knowledge of his region, and has lived in Egypt and more recently in the Sultanate of Oman. He also has a good understanding of client requirements, having held a number of business-side audit and governance roles.
Simon has been writing about photography for the past decade, and currently contributes to Harper's Bazaar Art. His own photographs have appeared in many publications, from The Guardian to the British Journal of Photography.