Simon has been presenting Breakfast since 2004, and since late 2020 is the presenter and producer of In Conversation. He has served on the organisation’s Board, including two years as Chair, and has been on the panel to select the annual Kruger scholar, a $10,000 endowment awarded each year to an emerging Australian musician or composer.
He has had the pleasure to interview a long list of Australian and international artists for the station, as diverse as Richard Tognetti, Yvonne Kenny, Nelson Freire, Steven Isserlis, Amelia Farrugia, Alexander Briger, Pekka Kuusisto, Richard Egarr, Amy Campbell, Josh Piterman, and Brian Castles-Onion.
When not absorbed in the Fine Music scene, Simon owns and manages Elton Ward Creative, a boutique CBD-based graphic design agency whose clients include various government agencies and blue chip companies.
Simon was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day honours for services to broadcasting and the community.