Simon is a British-Swiss national who lives in Geneva with his wife and two teenage daughters.
He has lived and worked throughout the world, working in shipping and agriculture in Asia and Australasia before converting to fund management. He spent 25 years in London, Paris and Geneva running public equity funds investing primarily in global emerging markets, with a particular focus on China, India, Brazil and Eastern Europe.
Since 2019 he has worked as a consultant to Union Bancaire Privée’s impact investing franchise, where he also chairs the impact investment committee and the biodiversity committee. He is involved in venture capital in the renewable agriculture and food systems sector, both as a member of the investment committee of Pymwymic and as a general partner of Future Foodways. As a private investor in impact, he has been an active member of Toniic’s 100% Network since 2019.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.