Simon joined Karus in 2012. After graduating in Physics from the University of Warwick, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 with the international accountancy firm, Ernst & Young and subsequently held positions in a number of large telecoms firms, including Vodafone. Simon has spent the last 18 years in the CFO role in a number of early- to mid-stage, high growth technology-based businesses in healthcare and medtech, ranging from drug development and drug delivery through to marketing licensed products. These companies have included spin-outs from Edinburgh University and the University of Oxford, one of which subsequently completed an IPO on AIM. Simon is currently a member of the BIA’s Finance and Tax Advisory Committee.