Simon is the Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet. Simon is passionate about data and has significant experience in using data to uncover insights and value for businesses. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet in early 2016, his 20 year career spanned a wide range of financial and commercial roles globally. Simon was at Veda from 2010 to 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and then as Chief Data Officer. In this role he was responsible for Veda's fastest growing divisions and the sourcing, management and commercialisation of Veda's data. Simon has also held executive positions in Australia as Chief Financial Officer of Sydney Airport and AAPT. Before moving to Australia Simon spent 10 years working for AT&T in Europe, latterly in Paris as the European Chief Financial Officer responsible for more than 300 staff in 13 countries. Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and holds a degree from the University of Oxford in English Literature.