Biography
Simon Parker is a travel writer, public speaker, presenter and foreign correspondent working for the BBC, The Telegraph and The Independent.
He has reported from over 100 countries in the past decade – including reports for the BBC radio shows: Newshour, PM, From Our Own Correspondent, The World at One, Sportshour and Stumped. In 2016, Simon sailed and cycled over 15,000 miles from China to London, for a BBC World Service documentary and Daily Telegraph series.
Simon’s first 5-part TV travel series ‘Earth Cycle’ launched in summer 2019 and is currently airing on Sky channel Together. The series is currently being distributed globally to channels such as FOX in Australia and is also now on Norwegian, Finnair and Emirates airlines.
Simon is also a TEDx speaker. He has spoken at hundreds of events all over the world including the Frontline Club, the Eton Shackleton Society, Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Simon has taken his travel tales on tour to hundreds of private members’ clubs, schools, universities, corporate and public events all over the world, including The Frontline Club, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Eton and Tedx. Here’s the link to his TedX talk:

It was a real pleasure having Simon come to chair an event at the Frontline Club. Not only is he an excellent public speaker in his own right with fascinating experiences; he is a great interviewer – bringing the best out of the other film makers on the panel.
– Laura Gane, Editorial Director, The Frontline Club, London

What an extraordinary life! Simon had the guts to live the way he wants, no regrets – and this is what appealed to us when curating our event in 2017. Even though he’s living out of a suitcase and always on the move that didn’t stop Simon from communicating with us regularly, refining his talk over several weeks to produce the kick-ass TEDx Talk that wowed our audience on event day.
– Kimberley Owen, Event Director TEDx LeamingtonSpa

Over the years, we have had several speakers come into the school to talk about their adventures and Simon, without doubt, was the most inspirational. With a perfect balance of talking and video clips, our pupils, from years 1 to 6, were captivated. Not only will Simon’s adventures excite and interest pupils, but the overriding message of pursuing passions, being resilient and overcoming challenges is one that both adults and children can benefit greatly from. A talk from Simon is sure to be a highlight of the year for any individual. 
– Ed Callaway, Prep School Leader, Widford Lodge Preparatory School
Many more testimonials on request.