Simon Higgins was born in England, and raised in Nigeria, Africa, then in South Australia.
His earliest childhood memories are of red, cracked earth, and huge lizards he used to chase as a toddler. Simon’s father was a Major in the British army and as a result his parents had lived in many parts of the world including India, Africa, Cyprus and South East Asia. The family was a mix of Irish, French and English stock, and many of Simon’s ancestors were professional soldiers.
Following a DNA test in 2018, Simon learned that he also had 11% Scandinavian and 6% Asian genes. He sometimes refers to himself as ‘a cultural tossed salad’.