Simon was born in Dundee in 1987 where he went to Morgan Academy in 1999. Upon leaving school he then studied Accounts & Finance at Heriot Watt University graduating in 2010.
After graduating Simon began working at the Church of Scotland offices at 121 George Street in 2011, initially in the Stewardship & Finance Department. As of 2016 he now works for the Church of Scotland General Trustees.
Simon was elected as a Member Nominated Trustee of the Church of Scotland Staff Pension Scheme in 2015.