Vice Chairman, EMEA & Global Head of Financial Services, FTI Consulting
Simon helps develop FTI Consulting’s client relationships across the region and support the firm’s strategic initiatives. In his role as Global Head of Financial Services in Strategic Communications, Simon works closely with senior leaders throughout the firm to maximise business success in this important sector – ensuring best-in-class client service, coordinating cross-border business development opportunities and enabling further investments in talent.
Previously Simon was the founding CEO of the trade group the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). AFME is the trade body which represents the pan-European capital markets industry. Previously, Simon was Director of Communications and the UK Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street and in 1998, was appointed as the first Communications Secretary to The Queen. He has held a number of senior corporate roles, including Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest.
Simon was appointed an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for public service and services to international education through the Fulbright Commission. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in 2016 and became Chairman of Young Enterprise, the enterprise and financial education charity, in 2020. Simon was granted the Freedom of the City of London in 2021 and was appointed a non-executive director of Innovate Finance, the industry body that represents the global FinTech community, in January 2022.