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.
Simon joined MKUH as a Non-Executive Director in June 2015 and became Acting Chairman in February 2017 following the sad passing of former Chair Baroness Margaret Wall of New Barnet. Simon was officially appointed as substantive Chairman in November 2017.