In this latest instalment of our Chief of Staff Secrets series, we’re joined by the incredible Simon De Jesus Rodrigues, Chief of Staff at Curio.

Curio is an audio media platform, which curates great pieces of journalism from around the world, and turns them into beautifully narrated audio stories.

Following years in Consulting and as a real generalist and operator at heart, Simon knew that the Chief of Staff role would be a great fit for him when he joined Curio. In today’s episode he shares his own journey to Chief of Staff, how he transitioned into the role and some phenomenal advice for anyone considering a CoS role.

Press play below to hear Simon’s candid insights into being a successful Chief of Staff and if you’re considering a Chief of Staff role for yourself, make sure you get in touch with Chris at ku.oc.cmbj@sirhc or browse our open positions at

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