Simon, a practising corporate adviser in Australia since 1984, is executive co-chairman and founder of Luminis Partners in association with Evercore. He previously co-founded Caliburn Partnership and prior to that was head of corporate finance at BZW Australia and ABN AMRO. Simon is a passionate collector of contemporary art with a long history of benefaction to the Arts. He is chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. He also sits as a director and member of a range of international arts and research bodies, including MOMA PS1 in New York and the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Previously he was Australian Commissioner for the 2013 & 2015 Venice Biennale and a director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2012-2017.