Founder, Roberston Robey Associates LLP
Simon has been in Investment Banking for over 50 years, at Kleinwort Benson where he became Chairman and more recently at Goldman Sachs. He started his own company in August 2005, Simon Robertson Associates LLP, now called Robertson Robey Associates, offering corporate finance advice to a limited number of international companies.
He is Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc and non-executive Director of The Economist Newspaper Ltd., Berry Brothers & Rudd Ltd., Troy Asset Management Ltd., and NewShore Partners. He is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund and of the Eden Trust and has recently become Chairman of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Appeal Committee. He is the former Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.
Simon was knighted for services to Business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2010 and was also honoured in France as an “Officier” of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in October 2011. He is also a Life Fellow of the College of Advocates of St Paul’s Cathedral and an Honorary Fellow of Eton College.
Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham
Co-founder, Webber Phillips & Former President & Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership Council
MD, Ducati UK
Life Peer & Former Chairman of Marks and Spencer
Former Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian