Simon completed 30 years of frontline sea service as an operations specialist in the Royal Navy. Working alongside multi-national agencies East of Suez and in the Caribbean, Simon was involved in developing the coastal maritime centres for Iraq and Kuwait as well as the coalition water space management and security for the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.
During three years working for the Joint Service Intelligence Staff in Hong Kong, Simon conducted coastal blue-light intelligence gathering and boarding operations within the South China Sea before taking up a Staff Assistant Maritime role within NATO Allied Headquarter. Here Simon acted as the secretary for the Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) organisation.
Simon consolidated his experiences working in analysis at the Royal Navy Maritime Warfare Centre where he assisted with the development of NATO coalition procedures. The role involved driving Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) and Personal Water Craft for exercise smuggling operations and attacks for ongoing tactical development.
Simon joined Dryad Maritime in April 2011 providing tactical advice to clients and manages the 24 hr coordination centre.