Simon Minty is primarily a consultant, trainer and speaker in the field of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He specialises in disability. Based in London, his work is international. Clients vary from an international NGO to a multinational corporation, to broadcasters, theatres and government departments.
He also has a creative side, helping improve the portrayal of disabled people in media and has worked with all the major UK broadcasters. He created and performed in the sell out Edinburgh Fringe comedy show Abnormally Funny People in 2005 and 2015. He co-hosts two podcasts, BBC Ouch! and The Way We Roll. He regularly reviews The Papers for the BBC News channel.
His client list is substantial and includes BBC, Barclays, British Council, Buckingham Palace, Google, Lloyds Banking and Open Society Foundation.
In addition, Simon is a Non-executive director of Motability Operations. He is on the board of The National Theatre and is a trustee of Improbable Theatre and of StopGap Dance. He is an Ambassador to the Business Disability Forum and Business Disability International. He also helped establish the Disability Media Alliance Project in California.
Simon has a Post Graduate diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, both from City University in London.
A keen traveller, he won the Travel X Travel Writer of the Year 1999 – Best Television Feature for his Channel 4 travel programme in China.
In 2016 GQ named him as one of the 100 best connected men in the UK. He has featured on the Power 100 List of disabled people for many years, no.5 in 2020. He has personal experience of disability being of short stature and limited mobility. He uses a mobility scooter for distance.