Simon started his career in stage lighting in 1992 at the Festival Theatre in Chichester, where he worked as a full-time electrician and projectionist for six years.
After a brief period at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre as deputy electrician, Simon joined the UK touring production of Blood Brothers as chief electrician in 1998. Since then, he has worked on many UK and international tours as either chief or production electrician, including Whistle Down the Wind, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, We Will Rock You and Mary Poppins.
As lighting programmer, Simon has worked on Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Miss Saigon at the Beatrix Theatre in Holland, and also in Japan at the Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, and for a Japanese tour. Other recent programming credits include the UK and European tours of We Will Rock You.
Lighting design credits include: Little Shop of Horrors and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Jersey Opera House Ltd); Cinderella (2013), Dick Whittington (2014) and Cinderella (2016) (Bristol Hippodrome Theatre for First Family Entertainment) and Aladdin (2017) (Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, for Qdos Entertainment). Simon co-designed the lighting for the UK tour of Barnum, and was the Associate Lighting Designer for the UK tour of Oliver! in 2013. He has worked in South Korea, Japan, Spain, Manila, Dubai and Australia as the UK Associate Lighting Designer and programmer for the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables. More recently, Simon was involved with the Broadway transfer of An American in Paris to the Dominion Theatre in London, as Associate Lighting Designer. For Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Simon is also the Associate Lighting Designer for Mary Poppins, working on the recent UK tour, and also residencies in both Tokyo and Osaka in Japan.
Outside of theatre, Simon has a keen interest in aviation, and holds a national private pilot licence.