Simon’s first AGM was for TSB in 1989. Since then he has built a reputation for his expertise in shareholder engagement. He is the industry’s go-to expert for briefing Board members, preparing them for their presentations and coaching in the art of the Q&A. Simon is also a prominent champion of young entrepreneurship. Through Aspect’s pioneering CSR initiative, theupside.biz, he partners with some of the country’s leading high schools, universities and business schools. His mission – to inspire entrepreneurial spirit, attitude and intent in today’s school leavers and university graduates.
He is a “business mentor in residence” at the Cass London Business School. He regularly runs talks, seminars and mentoring sessions with 10 universities and business schools including Cass, Edinburgh, Warwick, Brunel and Kent.