Elected Trustee – May 2017
Simon has extensive experience and expertise in finance and the financial services sectors. An accomplished Chief Financial Officer, Simon is currently a Partner at Fundsmith, an asset management firm he helped found in 2010 and which now handles assets of £12bn. Simon also has experience of support services and the property sector, having started companies in both. Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells and then joined the Corporate Finance division of Schroders. Following a 14 year career in corporate finance, Simon left banking to focus on helping create and run start-up companies.
He is passionate about science and, as an Ri Patron, has been a keen supporter of the Royal Institution, having attended lectures and short courses and, of course, a keen viewer of the online videos. Simon is also a Patron of the Science Museum and a supporter of the Hampstead Theatre.