Simon J. Collins

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Born (1960-04-13) April 13, 1960 (age 63)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
OccupationCo-founder of Gold Collins

Simon J Collins (born 13th April 1960) is the co-founder of Gold Collins, a crisis advisory business which was founded in 2018 with Lord David Gold, Baron Gold. He holds a variety of chair, board and advisory roles with UK and international organisations.

After serving as Global Head of Transactions and Restructuring, European and Global Head of Corporate Finance, and founding KPMG's debt advisory practice, Simon was appointed Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG LLP until 2017..[1].

Following his role of chairman of KPMG, he was appointed chair of Decoded,[2] UK based tech company co-founded by Kathryn Parsons.

In November 2016, whilst Chairman of KPMG, Simon sponsored KPMG’s annual Asian Festival Dinner to celebrate the festivals of Eid and Diwali.[3].

In 2020, Simon was appointed as Member of the Advisory Board at both Quantexa[4] and

In 2018, the London Stock Exchange announced that it had appointed Simon to conduct an independent investigation into their handling of a boardroom crisis[5]

Simon is a NED of the Royal Air Force,[6] and is chair of the RAF100 Appeal. He also chairs the Catalyst Club Board for Cancer Research UK[7], he is on the University of Manchester’s Global Leadership Board, and is Chairman of Resilience First[8]. Previous external roles have included membership of the UK Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board, the CBI President’s Committee, the UK-UAE Business Council and the UK-India CEO forum.


  1. "Simon Collins to head up KPMG UK". Mindbench.
  3. "Leading Asian businesses celebrate with KPMG at their 13th Asian Festival Dinner".
  4. Chowdhury, Hasan (2020-09-13). "M&S chairman Archie Norman to join board of London's Signal AI". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  5. Urwin, Rosamund. "Ex-KPMG boss Simon Collins to probe row at London Stock Exchange". The Times.
  6. "Royal Air Force". Royal Air Force.
  7. "The Catalyst Club". Cancer Research UK. 13 March 2020.
  8. "Simon Collins". Speakers for Schools.

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