Simon is Group Head of Development and Learning at The Mill, a VFX and Creative Content studio. The Mill produces visual effects, moving image, design and digital projects for the advertising, games and music industries.
Simon is also the founder of ACCESS:VFX, a global, industry-led, non-profit comprised of 40 leading companies, industry bodies and educational establishments in the VFX, animation and games industries. It focuses on actively pursuing and encouraging inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity under its four pillars of Inspiration, Education, Mentoring and Recruitment.
ACCESS:VFX has united over 100 passionate people (many from competing companies) around the common goal of addressing the lack of diversity in the VFX industry. Together they have run more than 50 events and reached thousands of potential future employees of primary school age and above across the UK, US and Canada – working with organisations including We Are Stripes, Into Film and This Ability.