Business Editor, BBC
Simon is the BBC’s Business Editor who was previously the Business and Economics Presenter on Radio 4’s Today Programme, and also co-presented on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Five Live Breakfast & Five Live Drive.
Simon replaced Declan Curry as the business presenter for BBC Breakfast, and also presented business news on the One o’clock, Six o’clock and Ten O’Clock News.
Before joining the BBC, Simon spent ten years in commercial and investment banking in London, New York and Bermuda. He has a degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
During the banking crisis in September 2006 Simon reported for BBC News, BBC News Channel and Working Lunch covering the Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG and the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS.
Simon has also presented business and financial podcasts for The Daily Telegraph and is an experienced and popular awards host and financial keynote speaker.
He lives in London with his wife and two daughters and supports Liverpool FC.
Simon will give us a keynote speech to open the Conference, offering a highly-informed perspective on UK business and the shape of our economy as we go into 2024.
He will be with us for the entire conference and will moderate panels and lead Q&A sessions to enable delegates to get the most out of the speakers.