Simon has taken on the role of ArtReach Managing Director having previously been the Head of Events and Special Projects, and will be the operational lead for the organisation.
Simon has enjoyed a successful career in the Festival and Events Department at Leicester City Council, where his most recent post has been as Senior Festivals and Events Officer. Amongst other work
Simon has been responsible for developing Leicester’s City Festival and Castle Park Festivals and he has also played a key role in the coordination of the Riverside Festival, Diwali Celebrations, Rugby World Cup cultural programme and Abbey Park Bonfire Events. He has also been Cultural Programme Coordinator for the city and, in 2009, played the key role as Ceremonies Director of the Special Olympics. As part of his work at ArtReach Simon also provides lecturing input at De Montfort University providing both post and undergraduate teaching in event management practice.