Appointed: June 2015
Originally qualified as a solicitor and spent some years in private practice as a corporate lawyer.
Simon moved from private practice to work for Lloyds as an in-house lawyer before joining Bristol & West plc as Company Secretary. During his time at Bristol & West Simon took on a number of functional responsibilities for Bank of Ireland in the UK, including HR, Premises and Shared Services.
Simon joined Alliance & Leicester in 2003 as Group Secretary and became Group Secretary and HR Director in 2007. Simon was People & Talent Director for Santander UK between 2009 and 2014 and until recently Chief People Officer & General Counsel for Santander UK. He is now General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer.