Simon joined the British Armed Forces as a communications specialist. On completion of his training he worked with various specialist units within the British Army and carried out numerous exercises and operational deployments around the world. One of his proudest moments within his service was being deployed to Iraq in 2003.
On leaving the Armed Forces he was employed by a UK Private Security Company as a Security Consultant to a US Oil Company operating in Iraq. His career furthered after three years when he was assigned to a Close Protection Team in Afghanistan with HMRC and the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office).
In 2008 he moved back to the United Kingdom where he wanted to progress with his career. One of his highest accolades in the early part of his career (in the UK) was being a member of the Close Protection Team for one of the worlds most acclaimed musical artists known as the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.
In his time as a Close Protection Officer he has been responsible for the safety and security for Heads of State, A List Celebrities, Foreign Royalty, Corporate Clients and High Net worth personnel. He has also operated in the Middle East, South America, United States and Europe.
In 2009 Simon co-founded Askari Secure Ltd and is one of two Directors.