Simon has over eighteen years of strategic leadership experience within private sector Specialist Education & Children’s Service.
In 1998 Simon developed one of the UK’s first dedicated residential provisions for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome, in turn this led to a number of senior leadership roles across specialist provision within the Farleigh Education Group.
In 2002 The Farleigh Education Group became part of Priory Group, the UK’s largest provider of private sector specialist education and behavioural healthcare. Since Priory’s acquisition, Simon has led the growth and development of the company’s SEN & Children’s Services portfolio across numerous strategic roles including that of Director of Operations.
Within the changing landscapes of specialist education and children’s services Simon is passionate about providing the highest possible outcomes for young people and continues to shape the direction of the company through the ongoing development of new forward thinking services to meet changing commissioning needs both in the UK and Internationally.
Simon is an Alumni of the Windsor Leadership Trust.