Simon Thompson
Job Title
Senior Adviser to Rothschild & Co, Vice President of Institute of Business Ethics
Former Chair of Rio Tinto & 3i Group
Speaker Bio
Simon Thompson is a Senior Adviser to Rothschild & Co and a Director of the British Geological Survey.
After working for N M Rothschild and S. G. Warburg, Simon joined the Anglo American group, holding a number of senior positions including CEO of the Base Metals Division and Chairman of the Tarmac Group. He was appointed an Executive Director of Anglo American plc in 2005. Since leaving Anglo American, Simon has served as Chairman of 3i Group plc, Rio Tinto plc and Tullow Oil plc and as a Non-Executive Director of companies including Amec Foster Wheeler plc, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (South Africa), Newmont Mining Corporation (USA) and Sandvik AB (Sweden).
Simon has a MA (Geology) from University College, Oxford and a PhD (History) from King’s College London.