We are sad to announce the sudden death of one of our founding board members, Simon Perutz. Simon died suddenly while in England with his wife Kim on April 19, 2023, at the age of 64.
Simon was a remarkable man of inspiration, intelligence, wit, energy, tenacity and generosity. He was an entrepreneur, mentor, associate and friend to many. Simon was a titan in the Exhibit Industry and leaves a legacy of relationship-building, innovation, hard work, and enormous success. More importantly, he was a loving husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather and is survived by his wife Kim, sons Andrew and Matthew, daughters Kate, Tessa, and Lucy, as well as granddaughter Daisy, and his siblings Tim and Sandie.
“Simon has been such a quiet beacon of steadfast love and support.” said Gregory Grene, Co-Founder of AGF. “He was always understated, but gently – and persistently – querying and probing the ways that we could build on our strengths and do more and better, bringing his business pragmatism along with his deep philanthropic heart and warmth. We will miss him profoundly personally, and we will hear his voice in our minds for years to come, saying, “Yes, I see that…but let me ask..”
A beautiful generous soul, who pushed us always to do, and to be, our best.”