"Simon was educated at London University where he took an MA and a PHD. After working for English Heritage in the 1980s, he went to be curator of the Historic Royal Palaces for eight years. In 1998, he moved to be director of the Museum of London and, in 2003, chief executive of English Heritage. Simon is an historian specialising in English architectural history and has written many books and presented television programmes on the subject." 
- Trustee, Canal and River Trust
Resources and articles
- Canal and River Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed October 4, 2012.