Simon has worked for the British Government in a range of capacities since June 1999. During that time he has held a series of positions supporting the Government’s commercial diplomacy efforts. Highlights include: economic monitoring, analysis and reporting from Beijing; UK expert counsel on all EU-bilateral and regional free trade agreements; and commercial analysis and reporting in Sydney.
For the last three years, Simon oversaw the Government’s largest overseas commercial presence from the headquarters in New York. He moved to Houston in June 2011 to lead the UK Government’s commercial effort across the southern USA with teams embedded in the Consulates in Houston, Miami and Atlanta. In that capacity, he will focus on scaling up the Government’s efforts in the southern US states to support and expand trade and investment relationships with these states and the UK.