Simon Patrick, Guardian
Simon has had a very successful career for the last 25 years in global event management. Working in such a diverse and demanding industry has given him a unique perspective when dealing with workplace issues and concerns. As an open member of the LGBTQ+ community, finding his voice and enabling others to find theirs, has been a lifelong philosophy. Although the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community have changed over the years, Simon believes the need for individuals to be heard is just as important now as it ever has been.
I have spent my life advocating for people to speak up, and passionatley believe in the power it inspires in people.
Simon says: “I became a Guardian because the modern-day workforce is more diverse than ever and the range of issues they face is constantly evolving. I passionately believe in people, and their ability to reach self-determined resolutions with the right emotional and practical support. My background and experience gives me a unique skill set, to support people to achieve openness without fear..”