Simon joined Cambridge & Counties Bank when it was formed in 2012, as Non-Executive Director and chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He was appointed Chairman of the Bank in October 2016.
After leaving the British Army, Simon began his banking career in 1992. He completed his training with Lloyds Bank in 1994 and spent the bulk of his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in London and New York. He also worked with Barclays Bank where he was the regional director for the corporate banking business in Wales and the South West of England.
Simon sits on the management board of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and is the director responsible for London and the South of England. Prior to that, he spent three years as CBI International Director leading the work of the CBI in support of its members outside the UK.
Simon is a governor at the University of the West of England. He is also the non-executive chairman of Pennant Plc. Formerly he was a non-executive board member of the Government Office of the South West.