Simon joined the board in 2019 and is one of the Lib Dem councillors elected in 2018 (representing St James ward). He has lived in Kingston since 1981 and New Malden since 1986. He and his wife have been keen Rose goers since it opened and have enjoyed many of its productions. SImon is now pleased that his first granddaughter loves going to the Rose shows too. He has been a barrister in private practice all his working life, giving voluntary legal advice through the Mary Ward Legal Centre in Holborn.