Simon Black

Associate Partner

Simon is based from London and in addition to his UK mandates, works internationally 30-40% of his time. He has specialist knowledge of Digital Banking and Transformation. He founded 1805 Ltd in early 2016, having previously led the Financial Services Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates in London. He worked there as partner and for 12 years, globally coordinating executive and Board client relationships across digital, consumer and commercial Banking, wealth and insurance.

Simon has worked extensively in Australia, The Middle East and USA, jointly leading international search mandates for over 15 years. At Russell Reynolds, he ‘anchored’ the UK end of Australian & US / UK client relationships for financial services and more broadly across industries.

Formatively in the Royal Navy for 10 years, Simon was promoted to be a Commanding Officer before leaving the Service and transitioning in to the Executive Search industry in 2000. While at sea, he studied for his MBA with the Open University. In addition to 1805, Simon is trustee for the White Ensign Association, a Royal Navy charity, and he is also an Advisory Board Member for Arctic Shores, a rapidly growing, international, digital psychometric assessment business.

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