He began as a political journalist for The Age and ABC before spending many years working
internationally, reporting from more than 30 countries for leading broadcasters and newspapers. Simon ran successful production companies in London, Budapest and New York before returning to Australia to create Smith&Nasht with entrepreneur Dick Smith. The company has a distinctive reputation for provocative programming about subjects that matter.
Simon’s films have won Logies, Awgies, AFI and the Eureka Prize for science journalism among other local and international awards. In 2014 he launched specialist independent distributor Screen Impact and a partnership to finance and produce long-form content for the global market, DNX Media.
Simon has written best selling non-fiction books, continues to write for digital outlets and has a long-time interest in media policy and education. He is a former teacher at the European Film School in Denmark and has guest lectured at many of the worlds leading film schools.