Simon is responsible for portfolio management within LDC. He will sit on a number of boards of portfolio companies.
Simon joined LDC in 2015 from Deloitte where he had been a Partner for five years and Regional Head of Corporate Advisory. He set up this function at Deloitte in 2005 to advise mid-market privately owned and private equity-backed businesses going through change, financial or operational restructuring or refinancing. He ran a national team across the UK regions stretching from Aberdeen to Bristol.
He has worked as an advisor for over 18 years, and before his eleven years at Deloitte he began his career at KPMG in Birmingham. Before joining LDC, Simon advised many of our portfolio companies.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and holds a degree in Money, Banking and Finance.
Simon sits on the Boards of some of our larger investments including Snell Advanced Media, learndirect and UK2 as well as looking after a number of legacy investments.
Simon’s interests include playing golf, watching cricket and horse racing. He is also a Nottingham Forest supporter. Outside of his sporting interests Simon and his wife are avid ‘foodies’ and Simon collects and trades fine wine.