Simon Thompson - BGS Board

Simon Thompson



Simon has a MA (Geology) from University College, Oxford and a PhD (History) from King’s College London.

After working for N M Rothschild and S. G. Warburg, Simon joined the Anglo American group, holding a number of senior positions including CEO of the Base Metals Division, Chairman of the Exploration Division and Chairman of the Tarmac Group. He was appointed an Executive Director in 2005.

Since leaving Anglo American, Simon has served as Chairman of 3i Group plc, Rio Tinto plc and Tullow Oil plc and as a Non-Executive Director of companies including AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (South Africa), Newmont Mining Corporation (USA), Sandvik AB (Sweden) and Amec Foster Wheeler plc.

Simon is a member of the Energy Transitions Commission and was an adviser to the 2021 G7 Panel on Economic Resilience, led by Lord Sedwill, which recommended information sharing, traceability and ESG standards reform for minerals critical to the green transition.

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