Chairman & Independent Director
Simon is based in Arrowtown, New Zealand. He holds a BCom as well as the US-based Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Simon has extensive experience in corporate governance, banking and investment management. He co-founded Brook Asset Management in 2002. He has gained a reputation as an activist investor, publicly challenging the performance of listed companies on numerous occasions. He is a past President of the CFA Society of New Zealand and was a member of the CFA Asia-Pacific Advocacy Committee.
Simon was appointed as a member of the Securities Commission in 2009 and in 2010 he was appointed, by Cabinet, to chair the Financial Markets Authority Establishment Board. He has served as a director of Fisher and Paykel Appliances and the Electricity Authority Establishment Board and was General Manager, Investment Management at ANZ Bank.