Simon started his career in Bristol in 1984, became a Chartered Surveyor in 1986, and was a co-founder of Alder King LLP in 1991. He moved to Cheltenham and set up his own practice, Peace Pennels LLP, in 2007. This practice continues to operate alongside his role as Head of property at Barnett Waddingham, which he commenced in October 2018.
Simon often does hill walking and trekking, has travelled quite extensively, sailed and had horses. He enjoys mixing his life in the country with time in London. He also enjoys downtime with his 3 children, friends, books, classical music and his spaniels.