Simon joined Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC, based in Dubai, as Senior Vice President, Head of Specialties in 2018. His focus is to develop specialty solutions for complex clients’ needs.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Social Policy from Newcastle University, is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), and is a Chartered Insurance Broker.
Simon commenced his career in 1994 at Lloyd’s of London, servicing the underwriting names of Lloyd’s at a members’ agency. He then specialized in property and casualty (facultative and treaty) reinsurance for major US & European insurers and Lloyd’s syndicates at a boutique reinsurance broker before moving to Aon to specialize in Mergers and Acquisitions in 2001. Thereafter, he moved to Willis Limited to run the international advisory Mergers and Acquisitions team as an Executive Director, a position he held for nine years.
His continued interest in building Middle Eastern business whilst in London led him to join Marsh and relocate to Dubai in 2013, developing the regional infrastructure proposition. Thereafter, he became a Managing Director with responsibilities for Infrastructure, Financial & Professional Risks and Mergers & Acquisitions across the MENA region and beyond.