Simon is the Group Education Director at Cognita, the global schools group. Alongside this role, he also serves as an Independent Director at the Independent Schools Inspectorate and has extensive experience as a teacher and headteacher in the UK and Middle East.
Simon was previously a lead inspector for Ofsted and served as Chief Executive of a multi-academy trust. He has a wealth of experience supporting school improvement work, especially linked to leadership and student learning. He is particularly interested in the use of evidence to make sound decisions in leadership and learning. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Simon is currently working towards a doctorate at the UCL Institute of Education.