Group Chief Executive and Chief Executive of Octopus Investments
In 2000, the three founders set up an investment company with a view to changing that sector for the better. This investment company has been one of the fastest growing companies in the UK over the last 16 years, and is now trusted with more than £7.8 billion* on behalf of 60,000 customers.
More recently, Octopus entered the healthcare and energy sectors, with a similar mission of fixing what was broken in those industries. So far, it’s working. Octopus has invested more than £1 billion in helping to build new, state of the art healthcare infrastructure across the UK and has also set up a hugely successful digital energy supply business, powered by renewable energy.
Simon has overall responsibility for day-to-day decisions and for the strategic direction of the Group.
Before founding Octopus, Simon spent two years working at Mercury Asset Management. He graduated with a first class MA in Modern Languages from St. Andrews University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
* Octopus as at 31 March 2018.