Joined the Board as a non-executive Director: 18 February 2005.
Member of the Audit and Nomination Committees and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Simon was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee in December 2005. He is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Commitee of Coats plc, a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Kazakhmys plc, a non-executive Director and Chair of the CSR Committee of PZ Cussons Plc, a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Marex Spectron Group Limited and trustee and Treasurer of Macmillan Cancer Support chairing their Finance and Legal Committee and sitting on their Audit Commitee. He was Chief Executive of China Now from 2007 to 2008 and was Chief Executive of The London Metal Exchange from 2001 to 2006. Simon qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse and has had extensive experience in the Far East, having held senior positions with the Swire Group in Japan and Hong Kong and with Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong.