Simon’s interest in all things “underground” started at the age of 14 when he went caving for the first time in Derbyshire. His fascination with natural subterranean structures and geology, developed during his time at university in London, after which he graduated to man made structures working on deep level gold mines of the Witwatersrand. His subsequent career back in the UK has seen him involved in the construction of the Jubilee Line Extension, Kings Cross Redevelopment, Ramsgate Harbour Approach Road (a paper and presentation on which resulted in him winning the 1999 BTS Harding Prize) and the Dublin Port Tunnel amongst other smaller projects and later working at the design stages of Crossrail, Crossrail 2, HS2 and Dublin Metrolink. He now focuses in forensic construction planning. Simon joined LBA in August 2001, worked his way up through the ranks and is now the Managing Director. He lives in a small rural village in the Kent countryside between Rochester and Maidstone and enjoys walking, cooking and watching rugby.