Simon joined Senate Publishing as Technology and Security Editor in 2015 with special responsibility for developing a range of Smart City multimedia products.
He has worked in publishing since 1987 when he became a foreign language patents editor for Pindar Infotek, having graduated from Kent University in 1986 with an Honours Degree in German.
Subsequently he joined Jane’s Information Group editing numerous defence technology titles, before becoming a business analyst for the European aerospace and defence sectors.
He was appointed Managing Editor in 1999 – a post he held until 2004 when he assumed a portfolio of consultancy/editorial positions in the security and defence field.
These included the Dynamixx Consultancy, Grosvenor TV and Newsdesk Media. In the latter capacity he was appointed editor of a number of client publications including RUSI Defence Systems magazine and the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force yearbooks, as well as a number of cyber security products.