Chief Analytics Officer
As Chief Analytics Officer, Simon was brought into Close Brothers to introduce Analytics as a new function within its Retail Finance business and to help develop it across the wider Bank. Previously he was Group Head of Analytics at Countrywide PLC where he was responsible for bringing multiple data sets across multiple systems to provide customer insight and business performance within the wider property market. During his time at Countrywide, he worked closely with the Office of National Statistics and Government departments advising on the rental market and assisting with the official ONS rental index. Simon holds an MBA from Cranfield and a Post-Grad in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London.