Previously an officer in the British Royal Navy, Simon spent eight years in the structured asset finance markets with Barclays Bank plc and ING Groep NV, before joining Rolls-Royce in 2003.
Between 2003 and 2010, Simon’s worked in various roles in Rolls-Royce Capital, the Group’s customer financing arm within Treasury, focussing on the financing of aircraft and aircraft engine leasing.
Between 2010 and 2014, Simon headed up Investor Relations, responsible for the Group’s communications with institutional shareholders.
In 2014, Simon joined Civil Aerospace as Senior Vice President – Lessors Customer Team, responsible for all sales, commercial and customer services activities with lessors.
In 2018, Simon was appointed Senior Vice President – Sales and Lessors, taking over responsibility for Civil Aerospace’s global sales teams, in addition to retaining responsibility for lessor customers. This role was expanded during 2018 to Senior Vice President – Customer Business, adding responsibilities for sales operations, account management and digital sales.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Simon is married with two sons and is a graduate of Liverpool University with a first-class honours degree in Hispanic Studies.