Simon has over 25 years international experience encompassing general management, regional management, sales and marketing, manufacturing, regulatory and business development. Since 1987 he has lived and worked in Africa, Middle East, Germany, and in recent years has held senior positions based in China and India. He has established many organisations from scratch and developed the necessary management teams. He has also successfully restructured non performing affiliates. His track record includes handling major capital investment projects, product acquisition, identifying and negotiating strategic partnerships and legal and organisational restructuring. His career includes working with a range of companies, including SmithKline Beecham, Grünenthal GmbH and Goldshield Group plc, as well as strategic work on behalf of diverse clients with healthcare interests, such as Peddle Thorp, the largest foreign architectural practice in China and, as a director of China Strategic Ltd, governmental bodies requiring investment intelligence.