Simon Phillips – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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.