Simon Bax has been one of the foremost protagonists of change in the media and entertainment industry. Simon
has spent much of his career in the United States where he held positions including chief financial officer (CFO)
of Chiat/Day, the global advertising agency, executive vice-president and CFO of studio operations at 20th
Century Fox and subsequently Executive Vice President and CFO of Pixar Animation Studios where he reported
directly to Steve Jobs. Following Disney’s $7.4billion acquisition of Pixar he founded a global technology services
company, Encompass Digital Media, which was acquired by Private Equity and he returned to the UK where he
took up a number of Board roles including becoming Executive Chairman of regional publisher Archant. After
leaving his role in 2021, Simon co-founded Clear Sky Publishing to create a new model for local media.