Simon is an economist with over 17 years’ experience in urban regeneration, economic development and housing. He has recently advised on three business case assignments for Westminster City Council and assessed the impact of a housing and sports development in Hastings. Simon is currently preparing a business case for a package of endowment projects.
Prior to joining AMION, he was lead economist at the Homes & Communities Agency in London, managing a team of professional economists. In addition to an extensive understanding of economic appraisal and business case development, Simon has helped produce several economics policy notes that have become ‘industry standards’, one of which involved Simon presenting at a global audience at the World Bank in Paris. Simon has wide-ranging experience working with government departments, including HM Treasury, DCLG, Cabinet Office, BIS and DfT. He was recently asked to advise on the Land & Property section of the revised “Green Book”, the pan-governmental economic appraisal guide.