Simon is a Co Founder and Executive Director of Lead8. With
over 24 years of experience in international design projects, he
has worked predominantly in Asia, mainland China and Hong
Kong on major design and construction projects.
Prior to joining Lead8, Simon worked for a major UK architectural
firm, holding the post of Director in the Hong Kong office. He
managed an extensive portfolio of projects for major blue-chip
clients and led the design teams from inception to delivery on
projects in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Simon currently focuses on transport and entertainment-led,
mixed-use developments. With his hands-on and dedicated
approach, he has delivered many award-winning projects and
iconic city landmarks such as ION Orchard Singapore, ICC and
iAPM Mall in Shanghai, Central Festival Bangkok and Taipei IFG.
He is currently the lead director for two major transport-led,
mixed-use developments in Shanghai, being developed by
Sun Hung Kai Properties - International Trade City (MIPIM
Asia Awards 2017 - Best Chinese Futura Mega Project - GOLD)
and TODTOWN, totaling more than 2 million square meters of
development currently under construction and scheduled for
completion between 2022 and 2025. Simon is also leading
the design of the multi-retail development component of One
Bangkok, a highly anticipated future development which will
deliver 1.83 million square meters of integrated mixed-use
development on a 16 hectare site in the heart of Bangkok.
Simon is active in the industry, participating in design charettes,
conferences and strategic discussions with government
agencies from transport to urban development, helping to
drive the design agenda and discussion on innovation and new
thinking. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at numerous
conferences throughout Asia, including MIPIM Asia, RECON Asia
Pacific, Transit-Oriented Development Asia and Retail Asia.