Simon Bishop is a founding Co-Chair of United Against Malnutrition and Hunger. He became CEO of BBC Media Action in July 2023. He is a passionate advocate for the eradication of extreme poverty and has more than 25 years’ experience in international development. Previously he was CEO at The Power of Nutrition (2021-2023), Deputy Chief Executive of global children's charity Plan International UK and Special Adviser to the UK Government’s Secretary of State for International Development. He is also currently Chair of the Coalition for Global Prosperity and a Trustee of the John Lewis and Partners Foundation.
Simon has also been Strategy Adviser to The Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation and completed a number of roles with The Shell Foundation, The United Nations Foundation and the BBC. As a Fulbright Scholar, Simon completed Masters degrees in International Relations and Journalism at Columbia University, and also holds a Masters in Economics and Geography from Edinburgh University. He is married with two children.