Simon is one of the Founders and the Group Chief Executive of Octopus. Before Octopus, Simon spent two years working for Mercury Asset Management, one of Europe's largest fund management companies. Since co-founding Octopus in 2000, Simon has helped to build it into one of the fastest growing investment companies in the UK, with over £6 billion of funds under management from more than 60,000 individual and institutional investors. More recently, the Octopus group has broadened out into two other sectors - healthcare infrastructure and energy. In healthcare infrastructure, Octopus builds care homes, GP surgeries, retirement villages, hospitals and special needs schools. In energy, we are building a next generation energy company, combining a digital only supply business with a renewable energy generation business.
Simon has direct experience of growing businesses from total start up to > £100 million of turnover, and of growing high performance teams from zero to hundreds of people. The customer culture runs deeply through all the businesses at Octopus - our latest Net Promoter Score was + 74, one of the highest of any company across any sector in the UK.