Simon is CEO of Paragraf, the company he founded in 2018. With a diverse background in physics, engineering and materials science, he spent nearly 20 years in the fields of compound semiconductor materials, devices, and applications. Working in multiple scientific and technology disciplines led to the innovation of a novel manufacturing technique for graphene fabrication and subsequently Paragraf.

Simon has successfully navigated Paragraf through the early phases of establishment and growth and is now leading the company through the challenges of business scaling. So far Simon has raised over $85m in capital for the business, grown the company to over 100 people ensuring achievement of all technology, product, and company milestones along the way.

Simon is passionate about developing technologies that can solve todays enduring challenges and beneficially affect global society. He believes that new materials hold the key to transformational products that will deliver a brighter more sustainable future.