Simon Palley
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Simon Palley

Non-executive Director

Simon was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in August 2010.


A senior figure within the private equity industry, Simon has had a successful and broad ranging career in investment banking, consulting and private equity. He started his career at Chase Manhattan before moving to Bain & Company. He left there in 1988 to join Bankers Trust as a Vice President and moved to BC Partners, a private equity firm, in 1990 where he worked for 17 years, rising to the position of Managing Partner. Simon then became Chairman of the private equity firm Centerbridge Partners Europe, a post he held until 2013. He is now a non-executive director of UK Government Investments, a Senior Adviser to TowerBrook Capital Partners and an adviser to the private equity arm of GIC. He is an MBA graduate of The Wharton School, Pennsylvania.

Simon is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and The Tate Foundation.

Skills, competencies and experience

Simon has extensive understanding of portfolio management, financial metrics and the impact of interest rates on capital markets. He has expertise in private equity and capital markets and considerable experience managing highly talented professionals.


Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.