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Sir Simon Robertson

Sir Simon Robertson

Deputy Chairman, senior independent non-executive Director, Chairman of the Group Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee, member of the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee

Sir Simon Robertson has a background in international corporate advisory with a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking, investment banking and financial markets.

He was honoured with a knighthood in recognition of his services to business.

Sir Simon joined the Board in 2006. His extensive international experience included working in France, Germany, the UK and the USA.

Since 23 February 2011, he has been non-executive Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, which became the holding company of the Rolls-Royce group of companies on 23 May 2011 as part of a group restructuring. He was Chairman of Rolls-Royce Group plc, formerly the holding company of the Rolls-Royce group of companies, until 23 May 2011.

He is the founding member of Robertson Robey Associates LLP (formerly Simon Robertson Associates LLP); a non-executive director of Berry Bros & Rudd Limited, The Economist Newspaper Limited and Troy Asset Management; a partner of NewShore Partners LLP; and a trustee of the Eden Project Trust and of the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.

His previous roles included Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International and chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

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