Simon has more than 30 years global experience crafting and implementing talent and engagement strategies in talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, executive development, HR process and policy, diversity and inclusion and technology across 5 continents. Simon is a champion for diversity & inclusion and a leader in implementing candidate & employee engagement tools to attract and retain great talent to drive success and growth across numerous businesses, both on the client and agency side.
Prior to joining the 4A’s Simon was with Facebook where he oversaw creative and brand recruiting & diversity initiatives across their portfolio of apps and products. Prior to Facebook Simon held executive and management roles in HR and people operations globally at IPG Mediabrands, Publicis Groupe, Hudson and Experian.
Over the years Simon has helped design more connected organizations, enabling leaders, professionals and human capital practitioners to thrive in an ever-connected world, he believes in applying research and tools to help organizations build capability through learning, performance, talent optimization, innovation and agility.
Simon has led programs connecting multicultural youth to professional opportunities, he works with various organizations to support the LGTQI+ community. Simon has been part of the Out & Equal Advocates Club, an OPAM Mentor and has written numerous articles in publications including Ad Age, Adweek and Campaign and is an active speaker and panelist on topics ranging from workplace health, policy and process to the impact of AI on talent. Simon is a member of “Connected Commons” an international network dedicated to developing research, relationships and resources that enable individuals and organizations to thrive in a connected economy.
Born in Kenya, East Africa, Simon was raised in New Zealand and Australia and has lived in the US for 15 years.