Simon Hepburn

UK Cyber Security Council


Simon Hepburn is the first Chief Executive Officer of the UK Cyber Security Council (UKCSC), the self-regulatory body for the UK's cyber security profession who develops, promotes and stewards nationally recognised standards for cyber security profession.

Simon has more than twenty years’ experience working within the charity, education, careers and quality management sectors. Prior to joining UKCSC, Simon was the former UK Director at an international social action charity with programmes in 21 states in America, South Africa and UK and where he led on programme design, development, delivery and impact, leadership development and school partnerships.

Simon was the Director of Education and Policy at a EdTech Company, providing consultancy and support to schools, colleges, local authorities and businesses on their careers and employability programme development and partnership. Up until recently Simon was an Enterprise Advisor as part of the London Enterprise Advisor Network and has worked in colleagues from with the Careers & Enterprise Company and Careers Professionals from throughout the UK.

He was also the Director of Pathways and Partnerships for the largest Multi Academy Trust leading on the development of the Championing Careers Guidance Programme working in partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA). In addition to this Simon is a former CEO of a national education charity, where he developed an award winning service and is an experienced Trustee and Advisory Board member.

He has worked for national charities including The Children’s Society, where he led on the development of the quality assurance division and the Charity Sector Quality Assurance Group.

Simon has significant experience of programme and organisation review and was a Research Associate with Canterbury Christchurch University. Simon is passionate about supporting people and organisations to reach their full potential and to make a positive contribution to society.