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.
He is the founding member of Simon Robertson Associates LLP; a non-executive director of Berry Bros & Rudd Limited, The Economist Newspaper Limited and Troy Asset Management; and a trustee of the Eden Project Trust and of the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.
His previous roles included non-executive Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc; a partner of NewShore Partners LLP; Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International and chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
Independent non-executive Director, member of the Group Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee
Independent non-executive Director, Chairman of the Group Audit Committee, member of the Conduct & Values Committee