Special Advisor to the CEO
BMO Financial Group
Simon is a seasoned executive with 30 years of international experience at leading global companies BMO, Vale and Royal Dutch Shell. He has a stellar track record of providing valuable counsel and managing complex regulatory environments, sustainability strategy and climate-related financial risk, reputational risk and multi-jurisdictional compliance issues in such diverse industries as financial services, mining and energy. His specialties include corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, transaction structuring and ESG.

Highly regarded by his peers, he has earned numerous distinctions, including Canada’s General Counsel of the Year, was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers, and is included among the Legal 500’s GC PowerList. Simon has been recognized as a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion for his work in advancing the role of women in the workplace and the wider community.

Simon is on the board of SSR Mining Inc. (TSX: SSRM), where he chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. He also serves as director of the Environmental Law and Policy Centre and former director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy. He brings a valuable perspective to boards in regulated industries, those seeking to enhance reputational risk management strategies, or those wishing to stay ahead of the curve on contemporary ESG issues.
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