Simon joined City in January 2013 as Head of Communications and Events. He previously handled corporate media relations for Imperial College London and worked in the communications team at Birkbeck, University of London. Simon graduated with a BSc in Ecology from Lancaster University and began his career in publishing, as a Science Editor for Pearson Education. He spent three years working for the European Commission in Science and Technology PR before making the move in to Higher Education. He holds a postgraduate diploma in PR from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.