Simon qualified in 1994 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and he obtained his Certificate in Equine Practice in 2003.
Simon worked in mixed equine practice prior to going to Australia. On his return in 1997, he joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners and became a partner in 2005. He has also worked in South Africa and spent time in Turkey and Morocco, where he worked with SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Overseas).
His role covers both horses in training and stud work.