Simon is a Partner with the executive search firm Odgers Berndtson and he joined the board of ASK Friendship Society in 2022. Originally from the UK, Simon spent twenty years working in local government, primarily in the east end of London where he was responsible for housing and social services and then as Chief HR Officer for a local authority. During this time, he was a founder member of a multi-agency consortium to redesign and improve services for older residents. In 2007, Simon moved to join Odgers Berndtson in the UK where he was responsible for all the company’s recruitment for the UK government. In 2021 he joined the firm’s office in Vancouver where he supports executive recruitment across the public and not-for-profit sectors. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and sailing.