Simon is a social entrepreneur, an award-winning photographer, and educator whose work is rooted in a belief of empowering under-served communities in innovative ways. From 1992-2004 he lived in New York City where he co-founded and directed Art Start, a grass-roots arts-education organization serving socially-excluded youth which received a 1997 President's Service Award from President Clinton.
As a photographer he worked in the disabled community on educational, advocacy, self-empowerment and political campaigns and initiatives. Clients included several state and federal government departments, voluntary sector organizations and universities. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Returning to England in 2005 he project managed the launch of the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive before joining The Prince's Trust where he spent 3+ years as South East Regional Director. Simon joined Khulisa in 2010 as the first UK Chief Executive.
Simon was born in the US to English parents, raised mostly in France and went to Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA where he gained a BA in Sociology with additional concentrations in photography and dance. He is fluent in French and married with three sons.
Simon Fulford (bottom row, 2nd from right) with other facilitators at Silence the Violence programme training, A4e, March 2010