Simon advises Catalyst’s teams on the Financial Services sector.
He has a diverse range of experience in financial services spanning almost 30 years. Most recently, Simon was the Managing Director of the Business Finance division at specialist bank Shawbrook. Before joining Shawbrook, he was Global Chief Executive of Bibby Financial Services (BFS), the world’s largest non-bank invoice and trade finance business and prior to BFS, he was Managing Director of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance and Network Director of Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking.
Simon has served as CEO and subsequently Chairman of The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) Plc and as the Deputy Chairman of the UK trade body The Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), as well as on the Board of the global trade body, International Factors Group.
He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on Bibby Distribution and Bibby Offshore Boards and currently advises a number of SME-focused businesses.
Away from work Simon is an ‘arm chair’ Middlesbrough fan, as well as a keen skier and scuba diver, fitting these in amongst his other passion for good food and wine.