Rothschild & Co appoints Simon Thompson as Senior Adviser

Rothschild & Co is pleased to announce that Simon Thompson will join the firm as a Senior Adviser, effective from 1 December 2022. Based in the UK, Simon will provide advice to clients across our Global Advisory division and assist in the development of our client relationships. He will have a particular focus on supporting the development of our Global Mining & Natural Resources and Investor Advisory businesses.

Simon has 40 years’ experience in international business and investment banking, most recently as Chair of Rio Tinto plc and previously as Chair of 3i Group plc and Tullow Oil plc. He worked at NM Rothschild from 1985 to 1994. After a year at S.G. Warburg, he joined the Anglo American group in 1995 and became a Director of Anglo American plc in 2005. Since leaving Anglo, Simon has served on the Boards of companies including Amec Foster Wheeler plc, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Newmont Mining Corporation and Sandvik AB.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Leitão, Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co, said: “Simon brings a wealth of international experience in business and finance. He is an experienced and thoughtful adviser, and his guidance will be of immense value to our Global Advisory clients as they navigate today’s challenging business environment. We are delighted to welcome him back into the business.”

Simon Thompson said: “Rothschild & Co has a long and proud tradition of providing market-leading, independent advice to its global clients. I am delighted to be re-joining the firm and look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

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For further information

Rothschild & Co, Global Advisory
Kim Nicholson
Tel: +44 7834 006 254

Simone Selzer
Tel: +44 7515 187 438

About Rothschild & Co, Global Advisory

Rothschild & Co is family-controlled and independent and has been at the centre of the world's financial markets for over 200 years. With a team of c.3 800 talented financial services specialists on the ground in over 40 countries, Rothschild & Co's integrated global network of trusted professionals provide in-depth market intelligence and effective long-term solutions for our clients in Global AdvisoryWealth & Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.  

Global Advisory, a division of the Rothschild & Co group, designs and executes strategic M&A and financing solutions, providing impartial, expert advice to large and mid-sized corporations, private equity, families and entrepreneurs, and governments.

Through its unrivalled network of 1,000 industry and financing specialists in over 40 countries, Rothschild & Co's Global Advisory business combines the breadth of its advisory offering with a high volume of transactions to achieve a unique understanding and perspective into markets and participants worldwide.   

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