Simon has thirty years’ experience as a senior regulator, in compliance consulting and in in-house compliance, and with senior roles including Baring Asset Management, Smith and Williamson Group and as Compliance Director at Barclays Wealth. He has worked at IMRO (a predecessor organization of the FCA) and spent eight years at the Dubai Financial Services Authority as Director of Supervision.
Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services, a Fellow of the Corporate Governance Institute and is also a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.
He sits on the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment – the NAC covers the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka.
Simon founded AGORA Consulting in 2014 and advises both regulators and regulated alike on a range of compliance, corporate governance, AML and Operational Risk issues.