Simon leads on encouraging mass participation in social investment at Big Society Capital, and is developing new ways for the general public to make social investments. He also leads on public policy, public affairs and research. He began his career as a corporate lawyer for Linklaters LLP. Since then he has worked on strategic projects for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and on education reform for the Prime Minister’s Department in Australia. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and degrees in Finance and Law from the University of Queensland. He is currently deputy chair of the Disability Law Service.