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Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 14 November 2014.

Simon was re-elected at our 2018 AGM.

Committee membership

  • Risk and Audit (Chair)
  • Nominations

Skills and experience

Simon was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director for the Group’s subsidiary, Co-operative Food Holdings Limited. He was appointed Chair of the Group Risk and Audit Committee on 25 June 2015.

Simon is a Chartered Accountant and is currently Chairman of Bakkavor Group Plc, The Light Cinemas (Holdings) Limited and Blue Diamond Limited. He is also a Trustee of the Charlotte Fraser Foundation. Simon was previously Chair of Majestic Wine, BathStore and Hobbycraft, and CEO for Virgin Retail, Virgin Cinemas and Virgin Entertainment Group.