Simon has been part of the team at Education and Training Skills for nearly four years; currently employed as the General Manager, Simon is responsible for overseeing all operational aspects related to the ETS Exeter Centre. Simon joined the DCTPN Board in January 2017.

Prior to joining ETS, Simon worked within the NHS, holding a number of positions over a 17-year career, he has also worked at British Telecom and high street retailers, Debenhams.

Passionate about education and training, Simon is a keen advocate of high quality vocational education and learning as a means of improving skills and raising participation, achievement and progression of young people and adults.

Simon started his career on a management training programme, and has continued to undertake a range of vocational training during his career pathway, gaining qualifications al Levels 3, 4 and 5.

He is keen to work with colleagues from across the training provider sector to promote education and training, in order to assist with raising skill levels, whilst promote continuous personal and professional development.

Simon lists his family and rugby, as his main passions outside of work.