Simon joined Astro as General Counsel on 1 September 2020. He leads our Group Legal and Compliance Division and oversees the delivery of legal services and resources to implement corporate strategies and priorities, providing legal support and advice across the business, including on negotiations of commercial contracts and dispute resolution. Simon is an experienced media and technology lawyer, having worked in Pay-TV in multiple regions for nearly 20 years. Simon joined Astro from his previous role as General Counsel at OSN, the MENA regional Pay-TV broadcaster based in Dubai.

Prior to working in the Middle East, Simon spent nine years as a senior lawyer at Sky UK after moving in-house from private practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Following his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, UK, Simon trained and qualified as a lawyer in London.