Simon is a partner and the global managing director for Purpose, a leading international social impact organisation that collaborates with philanthropy, non-profits, businesses and activists to build and support movements for an open, just, and habitable world. Joining the organisation in 2014, he has contributed to the growth and expansion of international offices in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Prior to Purpose, Simon spent over a decade working at the intersection of media and social impact. After joining MTV International’s global Staying Alive campaign to address HIV/AIDS, he co-founded the MTV EXIT Foundation, an independent non-profit organisation committed to ending human trafficking and exploitation, becoming its chief executive in 2009.
In 2013, Simon became executive director of FilmAid International, an organisation that uses the power of film and media to bring life-saving information, psychological relief and empowerment to refugees.