Simon is the UK Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG, a member of the KPMG Global Executive Team and Board and the Chairman of KPMG Gulf Holdings. Simon qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and then moved into banking at SG Warburg & Co, where he worked in the fixed income and advisory business. Following this, he moved to Natwest Markets where he became a Managing Director and Head of the Global Debt Structuring and Private Placement Group.
In 1998, after a number of years in investment banking, Simon joined KPMG and founded KPMG’s Debt Advisory practice. Since then he has assisted major corporates, private equity houses and governments with their financing needs.
Simon chairs the KPMG Foundation, a £10m fund endowed by the partners, focusing on helping disadvantaged children, and he is a Trustee of Pancreatic Cancer UK. Simon is also a member of the India UK CEO Forum, the Saudi-British Joint Business Council and the UAE-UK Business Council.
Simon is married with two children and enjoys learning the piano in his spare time.