Simon has 12 years’ experience of leading initiatives on climate change in a variety of roles. Since he joined the Carbon Trust’s Strategy Team in 2010, Simon has led a number of major projects including work advising the UK Government on innovation strategy and the Government of Brazil on energy efficiency policy. Previously, Simon was Associate Director and Head of Climate Change at the Institute for Public Policy Research, where he led an influential programme of research on UK and international climate policy. He also founded the Global Climate Network, a collaboration of leading research organisations in countries key to tackling climate change. Simon was also co-director of the Climate Initiatives Fund and Commissioning Editor of The Ecologist magazine.