"Simon read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating in 1975. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse in London. In 1979 he joined the Swire Group where he held senior positions in Tokyo, California and Hong Kong. He then joined Jardine Fleming Ltd in Hong Kong as Finance Director and was later appointed Chief Operating Officer.
In 2001 he returned to the United Kingdom and was appointed Chief Executive of The London Metal Exchange until he stepped down in 2006. More recently he has been Chief Executive of the China Now Festival and holds non-executive directorships in Kazakhmys plc, Marex Group Limited, The Morgan Crucible Company plc, Coats plc and PZ Cussons plc. "
- Treasurer, Macmillan Cancer Support
Resources and articles
- Macmillan Cancer Support Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.