Chief Financial Officer
Simon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 4 July 2016. He has over 30 years' experience of working in finance with extensive knowledge of international operations, emerging markets and digital.
Prior to Coats Simon was Finance Director for 10 years at Electrocomponents plc, a FTSE 250 industrial distribution business, and held a variety of senior finance positions Diageo, the leading international drinks business, where he worked for 13 years.
*As announced on 29 July 2020, Jackie Callaway will be joining as Chief Financial Officer Designate and as an Executive Director. Simon will retire from the Company and the Board with effect from 31 March 2021 at which point Jackie will become Chief Financial Officer. Click here for further information.