Dr Simon Ip is a solicitor and Notary Public and also an Honorary Court Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education of the University of Hong Kong, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Faculty of Law of Tsinghua University and Co-Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Group Ltd.
A keen follower of horse racing, Dr Ip has been a Member of The Hong Kong Jockey Club since 1973 and a Voting Member since 1992. He was elected to the Board of Stewards in 1999. He has been involved in the ownership of some 28 Hong Kong racehorses since 1990, either in his own right or through the Legal Form, Master or Equity Syndicates. Three of these horses are currently in training: Glacier Blue, Gallant Rock (Equity Syndicate) and the yet-to-be-raced Master Mind (Master Syndicate)
Dr Ip has also been a long-time supporter of equestrian sport and is current President of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation.