Simon oversees Global Poverty Project’s campaigns and programs, including:
- Campaign directing Global Citizen, an online content and action platform launched in August 2012, which has recruited more than 350,000 global citizens to take more than 2.5 million actions towards the goal of end extreme poverty by 2030.
- Executively producing the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York in 2012, 2013 and 2014, leveraging billions new commitments and securing dozens of policy commitments with partners.
- Writing the ground-breaking 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation, which has been delivered 1800+ times to 200,000+ people since 2009.
- Directing The End of Polio campaign which has campaigned to secure $900m in new commitments for polio eradication since 2011.
Simon is a campaigning and community education expert. He has contributed on development issues at some of the world’s leading conferences including the G20, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative.
He was previously Chief Operations Officer of Australian aid and development agency the Oaktree Foundation, and he holds a Master of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne.