Simon Hepburn is the CEO of UK Cyber Security Council (UKCSC). Appointed in September 2021, Simon has 20 years’ experience in the charity, education and careers sector in senior leadership and management positions. Professional development and careers education are deeply important to him and inform his priorities and leadership style at UKCSC.
Prior to joining UKCSC, Simon was chief executive of the charity Advisory Centre for Education, a national education charity. In addition to this, he founded two charities of his own, Adisa Foundation Organisation in 1997 and Black Star Inc in 2019, both of which focused on education and professional development.
He has held director positions with a variety of charities, academy trusts and businesses, was a Trustee Board member of ACEVO (Association for Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) and has also sat on the BBC Charities Advisory Board.