A former special adviser to the Irish Prime Minister, Simon worked as a government affairs specialist at Accenture and a strategy consultant at No. 10 Downing Street, HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office.

He joined Defence Strategy and Solutions in 2006 before going on to become a partner at a leading London-based intelligence company. Over the course of his career he has advised senior management at some of the world’s top companies. He also gives seminars and talks on business intelligence, crisis management and political risk.

Simon founded GMTL in 2012 and holds a PhD from Oxford University.