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Simon Phillips – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Learn about Simon Phillips from Cato


Simon is the Founder and CEO of Cato. He has a background as a Business Strategy Consultant with clients including CEO and boards of community banks on expansion, compliance and product development. Simon has consulted on transactions valued at £1 billion in sales of high cost assets, he has also been involved with  numerous start-ups – including being the Founder of Legal Jobs London a digital jobs board.

He has also worked with leading international corporations and public bodies on legal matters including corporate litigation, procurement and anti-bribery.


Member of Bloomberg’s Breakaway Group of CEOs – which brings together the US and UK’s leading and most ambitious executives in forum meetings relating to innovation in business, technology and the economy.

Member of Founder Forum – Tech Nation – bringing together founders of successful tech start-ups.

Member of the Innovation Room – bringing together a team of entrepreneurs and VCs to collaborate and discuss innovation, investment and business.

Former member of Building Society Association’s PR Forum – brings together head of marketing, business developments of the UK’s building societies to discuss and collaborate on matters relating to marketing and regulation in the community banking industry.