Senior Engagement Manager
Simon brings a broad perspective on payments to Glenbrook client engagements, developed from his twenty years of experience in payments, strategy and financial services. Over that time, he led initiatives in product management, strategy & innovation, new product development, as well as business strategy & transformation.
Prior to joining Glenbrook, Simon spent fifteen years at Barclays Bank in the UK undertaking several executive roles, gaining deep operating experience in consumer payments and broader retail financial services.
As Head of Payments Products for the UK retail bank, he had accountability for the international and domestic non-card payments portfolio across personal and small business customers. During his tenure he launched multiple new payment solutions as part of competitive and industry-wide collaborations. He radically overhauled the bank’s cross-border payments proposition and operations, and significantly improved customer experience. In that capacity, he also oversaw the creation of stand-alone payments processing and technology to enable the ring-fencing of the UK retail bank. As Head of Transformation Planning he defined and mobilized an integrated multi-year strategic transformation plan for the entire UK retail bank, interlocking the strategy, change investment and multi-year financial plan.
Earlier in his career, Simon spent several years at L.E.K. Consulting, a broad-based global strategy consultancy, where he served corporate clients, governments and private equity firms across projects ranging from transaction due diligence, to RFP & commercial contract renegotiation, as well as corporate strategy & new product entry. He began his career at Arup, the multi-national professional services firm, as a mechanical engineering consultant, providing analytical support to the design of automotive vehicles through advanced computational techniques.
Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a Bachelors in Engineering, both from the University of Cambridge.