Simon spent 17 years developing and operating markets especially for smaller and medium enterprises. He has run two of the UK’s equity markets. Under his leadership, The London Stock Exchange’s AIM became probably the most successful growth market in the world attracting more companies than all the other growth markets in Europe combined and raising around US $100 billion.
Simon also created the first, new full stock exchange in London for two hundred years in PLUS Markets plc. He has also been a CEO of a publicly traded company and an adviser to companies as well being a stock exchange chief. Simon, therefore, has experienced the markets both as a market operator and as director of a quoted company.
Simon is a qualified Advocate.