Simon Heale Treasurer

Simon was appointed to the board in May 2010, and became Treasurer in January 2011. He chairs the Audit Committee and also sits on the Finance & Legal Committee, Nominations, and Remuneration Committees.

Simon read philosophy, politics and economics at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating in 1975. He then qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse in London. In 1979 he joined the Swire Group where he held senior positions in Tokyo, California and Hong Kong. He then joined Jardine Fleming Ltd in Hong Kong as Finance Director and was later appointed Chief Operating Officer.

In 2001 he returned to the United Kingdom and was appointed Chief Executive of The London Metal Exchange until he stepped down in 2006. More recently he has been Chief Executive of the China Now Festival and is a non-executive director of Marex Spectron plc, and chairman of Kaz Minerals plc and GMS plc.

Simon is married with three children and lives in Bath.