Simon manages the EMEA investment team and is responsible for all of Hermes GPE’s private equity investment activity in EMEA, overseeing the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of EMEA funds and co-investments. Simon is based in London, previously having gained experience of working in the US private equity market. Simon has 18 years of private equity experience and was a founding member of the Hermes GPE predecessor organisation Gartmore Private Equity, which he joined in 2002 and where he was latterly Deputy Managing Director. He is a member of the Hermes GPE Investment and Management Committees. During his time on the Investment Committee in excess of 140 co-investments and 90 fund investments have been completed. Previously, Simon worked as a management consultant at KPMG Consulting where he conducted due diligence on a number of private equity transactions and corporate strategy development projects for both UK and international companies. Simon holds a BSc in Political Science from the University of Bristol.