Simon was educated at Sherborne School and, upon leaving, was a student caller for one of their first telephone fundraising campaigns. He continued working in educational fundraising after graduating from Birmingham University, eventually becoming Development Director at both King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham. There, he set up the alumni and development departments and led one of the most successful school bursary fundraising campaigns in the UK. It was this campaign which ignited his passion for bursaries and the power of social mobility to transform lives.
In his most recent role before joining the College, he was the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Birmingham University. As Director of the Foundation, Simon is responsible for the College’s development and alumni operations. The Foundation was set up in 1956 for the ‘welfare, benefit and advancement of Marlborough College’ and is leading the fundraising in support of the College’s ambitious plans to increase the number of full bursary places available and to support the campus master plan.