Simone is a co-founder of Clever Boxer. Until November 2014, she was head of Guardian Masterclasses and grew the business dramatically in a little over two years, expanding into Australia and corporate training markets. As a consultant and trainer she has worked with Frieze, The Idler and the iD Agency. She has been a journalist for 15 years and was previously Features Editor of Time Out, the London arts and entertainment magazine. She is also founder of Trashed, the online and in-print publication for young creative people, and she has been running workshops since 2002.