Simon joined BMI as CFO in 2009 shortly after investment by Spectrum, a US based private equity investor. He was responsible for building BMI’s finance team and developing the company’s systems and financial reporting. He managed the sale process for BMI out of private equity ownership to Fitch Group in March 2014. Prior to BMI, he was CFO of an AIM listed resort development group, where he was responsible for setting up group wide financial processes and implementing IFRS accounting. Additionally he led the raising of $15m in debt from a London based hedge fund. Previously, he had 18 years' experience up to director level at PwC including international experience from a two year transfer to Melbourne and on overseas assignments relating to his specialism in telecoms and technology companies. His experience at PwC included audit, IFRS accounting, due diligence and corporate finance for medium sized to listed company clients.