A Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI) is the highest form of Chartered membership awarded to its innovators, leaders and ambassadors. The Landscape Institute citation says that Simon is considered a leading specialist on landscape and seascape sensitivity, has provided technical guidance for seascape and LANDMAP, has supported the next generation through examining chartership candidates and teaching sustainable urban form and has demonstrated commitment to the Institute as past Chair of the LI Wales branch. Simon has gained a number of awards, both from the Institute and internationally, and has contributed many studies and publications to the wider realm of landscape knowledge.

Simon’s response to receiving fellow status is:

‘The Landscape Institute nurtures a broad spectrum of skills. Having traversed from inner city detailed design and regeneration to urban design, and then to LVIA, strategic landscape sensitivity and national seascape sensitivity guidance, I have always felt that the LI has offered me a home. I am honoured to become a Fellow, and hope that my experience will be used in guiding our responses to mitigating and adapting to climate change.’