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, offering corporate finance advice to a limited number of international companies.
His previous roles include: Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, non-executive Director of The Economist Newspaper Ltd and Berry Brothers & Rudd Ltd. He is a non-executive Director of: Byhiras, Evercore Inc., Immodulon Therapeutics, Troy Asset Management Ltd., and a member of the Supervisory Board of Brown Advisory and Lov Group Invest. He is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund, President of the Legion d’Honneur UK Chapter, a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and an Ambassador of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Appeal Committee.
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 and “Officier” de la Légion d’Honneur in 2014 and was made an Honorary Member of the Association pour la Rayonnement de l’Opera national de Paris in June 2019. He is also a Life Fellow of the College of Advocates of St Paul’s Cathedral and an Honorary Fellow of Eton College.
Academic, Economist, Author
Peer & Former Cabinet Minister
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Chief Marketing Officer at Britvic Soft Drinks
Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham