Simon Kilmurry is the executive director of the International Documentary Association. In 2016, Kilmurry joined the board of jurors of the George Foster Peabody Awards. He serves as an international advisor to the Greenhouse Fund and is on the board of screeners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Prior to joining IDA he served from 1999–2015 in various roles at American Documentary | POV, including nine years as the executive producer of POV, the long-running PBS showcase of independent documentaries. In that role, he received 15 Emmy Awards, more than 60 Emmy nominations, six George Foster Peabody Awards, four DuPont Columbia Awards, and is a two-time recipient of the Best Continuing Series Award from the International Documentary Association.