Get to Know: Simon Bryson

by Aquatic Recreation Institute on July 10, 2024

As Aligned Leisure’s General Manager of Operations, Simon spearheads the company's operational strategies and orchestrates the development of robust operational systems and initiatives.

With two decades of expertise in leisure management, Simon boasts a proven track record of adeptly steering the transition of new contracts while enhancing operational efficiency and business efficacy. Renowned for his hardest work ethic in the industry, Simon lives and breathes the aquatic industry, all while fostering a thriving people culture

Simon is a dedicated and dynamic leader deeply invested in sculpting the trajectory of the leisure industry. Renowned for his prowess in assembling high-performance teams and fostering a vibrant team ethos, Simon's hands-on leadership style consistently yields outstanding team dynamics and business outcomes across his career.

Simon joined the ARI Board of Directors in May 2024. 

We asked Simon a few questions to get to know him more! 

How long have you been in the industry for? 24 Years. 

What was your first job in the Aquatics & Leisure Industry? I started as a Cleaner at the age of 16. 

What do you love about your job as General Manager of Operations at Aligned Leisure? The people and our ability to put smiles on faces. :) 

Tell us about your most challenging day so far. A lot to choose from, but any day that involves a critical incident response is a hard day!

What skill would you like to master? Musical Theatre, love it!!

What would be your advice for someone starting int he industry? Make the most of every opportunity. 

What would make your job easier? A Personal Assistant. 

Who has been your most influential mentor to you? My brother, he taught me how to be the hardest worker in the room. 

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? Las Vegas!!!!