Simon Johnson is the Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council. Before that, he had a 20 year career that saw him operate at the highest levels of the sports and media industries. After a period as the senior lawyer at the English Premier League, Simon’s career in sport saw him spend four years as Director of Corporate Affairs at The Football Association, followed by a role as COO of England’s Bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He started his career as a lawyer, spending 10 years with the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV, the majority as Director of Rights & Business Affairs.
He lives in London with his wife and three children. He was Chairman of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, the UK’s largest modern orthodox community and is an active participant in Jewish community institutions.