Simon Lowth
Simon Lowth

Appointed Chief Financial Officer and to the Board in July 2016. Simon is a member of the Executive Committee.


Simon was CFO of BG Group before its takeover by Royal Dutch Shell in February 2016. Before that, he was CFO of AstraZeneca from 2007 to 2013. He was an Executive Director of ScottishPower from 2003 to 2007, having been appointed as the Finance Director in 2005. Before 2003, Simon was a director of McKinsey & Company.

Relevant skills and contribution to the Board

A strong background in finance, accounting, risk, corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Simon has experience and a track record of implementing cost transformation and performance improvement programmes.

External appointments

Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Nomination & Governance Committees of Smith & Nephew.