Simon is an award-winning entrepreneur and sustainabiltiy leader, helping solve some of the world's largest environmental challenges today.
Over the past 17 years he has built up Ground Control Ltd to be a highly respected, multi-award winning environmental services business looking after over 60,000 sites in the UK. For this he received the UK’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Transformational Leadership in 2018.
Simon is now CEO and founder of Xlinks, which is tackling the problem of renewable energy intermittency through long-range HVDC projects and large-scale solar and wind installation. Xlinks’ first project will transmit 3.6 GW electricity from renewable energy generation in the Moroccan desert to the UK through an HVDC sub-sea cable link – providing ~8% of UK electricity needs in the process.
Prior to this Simon has built over 100 wind turbines through Solar Ventus, which he founded in 2010. Likewise, he founded Future Motors to supply 20%+ more efficient electric motors to businesses across Europe to reduce both their energy costs and emissions. Simon also founded Skyports and Levitate Capital to accelerate the world’s trajectory to sustainable aerial mobility.
Simon is an ex-McKinsey consultant and Morgan Stanley Derivatives analyst. He holds a Master’s degree with Distinction in Economics, Engineering and Management from Oxford University and an MBA degree with Honours from Harvard Business School