Simon is a co-opted member of the Children England board. Simon leads the Fundraising & Marketing Department at the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), responsible for all fundraising including high value partnerships, individual giving, online and offline marketing, and supporter care. He also coordinates the DEC Fundraising Directors Group, bringing together the senior fundraising and public engagement leaders from across DEC member charities to collaborate on maximising DEC appeals for disaster affected communities. Simon has over 17 years’ experience in fundraising for a range of causes, including children and young people’s services, palliative care, international development and humanitarian relief. Simon holds an MSc in NGO Management from Cass Business School and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Outside of his internationally focussed work, Simon has remained a long-term volunteer for children and young people’s charities in the UK. Prior to joining as a co-opted trustee for Children England, Simon was previously a trustee for Children England member charity Spurgeons for 8 years.