Simon is an arts administrator with a depth of experience in performing arts, educational management and media production. He is the Executive Director of the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra. In previous roles at the Banff Centre, he provided leadership in the planning, growth and renewal of celebrated arts training programs and managed internationally renowned events. He was previously in charge of production at the Montreal music label Analekta. An accomplished musician born in Quebec City, Simon freelanced with numerous ensembles; performed on several albums and soundtracks; and also taught music. After completing music degrees from McGill University, he pursued further studies in Norway. He is an Action Canada Fellow.