Simon was born and raised in Australia on Sydney’s North Shore. He has worked in hospitality for more than 25 years, including a front office manager role at The Little Nell at the beginning of his career. He spent many years in management with The Ritz-Carlton and was General Manager at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa before taking the helm of The Little Nell in 2013. Simon is passionate about the guest experience and invested in the community serving on several boards. In addition to setting and surpassing lofty financial goals for the hotel, he has developed Adventures with The Little Nell into a successful year-round program encompassing an annual cycling camp, weekly snowcat powder tours and more.