Simon leads and manages ClientEarth’s global operations team. His focus is ensuring the  teams deliver professional IT, security, administration & facilities and governance support across ClientEarth’s programmatic work and its global offices.

Simon is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, chairs the Operations Management Group, and also sits on the Risk & Compliance Committee.


For over 21 years Simon worked in a variety of senior leadership roles in the global law firm of Clifford Chance, advising senior management on operational management, business development and client relationship management. Simon was also the Secretary to Partnership Council where he was responsible for oversight on governance and risk management as well as establishing and then leading the firm’s corporate foundation and responsible business initiatives.


Simon has an MBA from Warwick Business School, an Executive MBA from Oxford Said Business School and a Masters in Grant-making, Philanthropy and Social Investment from Cass Business School.

I joined ClientEarth in order to use my professional law firm management experience skills to help the organisation manage its growth and scale its impact. I enjoy working with a highly motivated and diverse group of professionals in the global Operations team who are committed to delivering support to ClientEarth’s staff wherever they work.