Simon holds a first-class MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Simon was the co-founder of OST Energy, an engineering consultancy specializing in renewable energy. OST advised on over 30GW of solar, wind, energy storage and biomass renewable energy projects in over 25 countries across the world with offices on every inhabited continent. In 2015 OST Energy was purchased by Rina Consulting S.P.A. where Simon is still employed as a technical director.
He was also the co-founder of successful project development companies Sun and Soil Ltd, and Energy Reservoirs who have developed 18 major renewable energy and battery storage projects within the UK.
In his consultancy role, Simon has worked on a variety of renewable energy projects globally for international stakeholders including leading investors and lenders. He has worked across all stages of the project lifecycle in solar, wind, energy storage, and hydro technologies. He has overseen the growth of several business in over 7 countries around the world and continues to develop and expand renewable technology at both a corporate and project level.
Outside work his main interests are playing sport and family.