Time at Durham
Simon graduated from Hild and Bede in 1983 with a BA in General Arts (English, German and Russian Studies). He thoroughly enjoyed his time at Durham making life-long friends. He played cricket for the university 2nd XI for 3 years and was part of the winning UAU Champions team in 1982.
Simon returned to Durham in 1991-92 to take an MBA at the Business School. Again, graduating from Hild and Bede.
Simon is currently with BlueMatrix in New York City as head of global business development. Bluematrix is a leading investment research technology firm.
Prior to BlueMatrix, Simon was a founding partner in Lusight Research, an independent investment research firm.
Before setting out on his entrepreneurial journey, Simon was head of emerging market equity sales at ING Barings and Latin American sales at UBS in NY.
Simon came to work and live in NY in 1993 after his Durham MBA.
Simon has been married to Tania since 1993. They live in Bedford, NY. Tania works at Christies in New York. They have two daughters, Lily (who is currently a 2nd year Liberal Arts student at Durham) and Georgia, who is a senior in high school.
Simon still plays some cricket in the US and enjoys his regular trips to Lords for the Test matches. He plays as much golf as he can in Bedford and the family love skiing.