Appointment date: September 2012
Committee membership: Member of the Nomination Committee.
Experience: Simon was previously Chief Executive Officer of HMV Groupplc. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer for Kesa Electricals plc with responsibility for Kesa’s subsidiaries in the UK and Continental Europe and its e-commerce businesses. Simon began his career as a graduate trainee at Security Pacific Bank and worked at Boston ConsultingGroup. Thereafter, he founded office World, the UK’s first out-of-town office supplies retailer. Simon was previously a non-executive director atGuardian Media Group plc.
External appointments: Non-executive director of PA Group Limited.