Simon has extensive business management experience at board level, particularly in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, and co-led the management buy-in and subsequent trade sale of Life Sciences International plc.

He has served as a non-executive director of a number of venture capital and private equity-backed businesses and is currently chairman of Capstone Foster Care Limited and a non‐executive director of SourceBio International Limited. He was appointed to the Northern Venture Trust board in 2012 and became chairman in 2014.