Simon is the Chairman and Joint CEO of Lookout Point. He has over 30 years’ experience in television, working in a variety of roles including actor, writer, producer, executive producer, distributor and financier.
Simon's distinct creative-business skill set is the foundation behind the company which he established in 2009 to produce high-end drama. Former BBC Wales Head of Drama Faith Penhale joined Lookout Point as joint CEO in 2016, solidifying the company’s strategic evolution as a major force in drama production.
Simon and the team at Lookout Point work closely with BBC Worldwide, who are the largest shareholder in the company, to produce and distribute Lookout Point’s slate of global British Drama. Lookout Point's recent credits include Sally Wainwright’s landmark single film about the lives of the Brontë sisters, To Walk Invisible, for BBC One; Andrew Davies' critically acclaimed adaptation of War and Peace for BBC One; Ripper Street for the BBC and Amazon; and The Collection, Oliver Goldstick’s sumptuous drama set in a post-war Paris fashion house, for Amazon and France Télévisions.
Lookout Point is currently producing a number of major upcoming series including Mike Bartlett’s bold and provocative newspaper drama, Press, with BBC Studios and Deep Indigo for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS; Sally Wainwright’s period drama, Gentleman Jack, about the quest by a lesbian landowner to find a wife in 19th century Yorkshire, co-produced with HBO for BBC One; Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables, with BBC Studios for BBC One; and Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Vikram Seth’s epic novel, A Suitable Boy, for BBC One.