Simon Nelson



About Simon

Simon Nelson is Chief Executive of FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform and first UK-based provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which has now evolved to offer fully online degrees and microcredentials. Previously of the BBC, Simon has a background in digital disruption as a pioneer in taking media brands and content online.

Formed in December 2012 by The Open University, FutureLearn is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over 12 million learners signed up worldwide and partners with 170+ industry-leading institutions around the globe, including 25% of the world’s top universities.