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 was a member of the management board of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from 2013 until 2016 and the director responsible for London, the South of England and Financial Services. Prior to that, he spent three years as CBI International Director leading the work of the CBI in support of its members outside Europe.
Simon is non-executive chairman of Al Rayan Bank and non-executive chairman of Pennant International Group Plc. Formerly he was a governor at the University of the West of England and non-executive board member of the Government Office of the South West.