“Across banking and financial services globally, the importance of digital and diverse executives continues to grow. Our knowledge of these future leaders allows us to be part of this industry transformation.”
Simon focuses on chief executive officer, board and executive committee appointments in financial services, specialising in consumer and commercial banking, payments, fintech and private banking/wealth. He works with PLCs, private equity backed firms and mutuals.
He is focused on the digital, technology and data transformation of banking, consumer finance and payments, and finding future board members and leaders from inside and outside of financial services. He has extensive UK and international experience including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Before joining Ridgeway Partners, Simon was Global Practice Leader of Financial Services at Odgers Berndtson. He was previously at Russell Reynolds Associates focusing on banking, technology and internet clients. Simon started his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Company based in Milan. Later he was Head of Client Services at Christies and maintains an active interest in contemporary art from South Africa.
Simon holds an MA and an MPhil from Brasenose College, Oxford University. He speaks German and Italian.