Organisation: Creative & Cultural SkillsSimon has worked in the cultural sector for 25 years, initially as a musician and music promoter. He was formerly Global Director, Cultural Skills at the British Council, a role that ranged from apprenticeship training at the Rio Olympics to cultural heritage policy work in Myanmar. He is a former trustee of Arts Council Wales and previous roles include Director, Wales at the British Council and Director of Community Music Wales. From 2008 to 2012 Simon was Nations and International Director for Creative & Cultural Skills. He has recently completed a PhD in International Cultural Policy.