Simon Johnson


A Financial Controller with extensive experience of working in both privately owned and listed companies in a multitude of roles. In addition to strategic and operational responsibilities, Simon has experience in acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations. As a Chartered Accountant with a degree in engineering he can apply his experience and analytical skills to a wide range of business situations and sectors, from start-ups to established SMEs.


Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. He then moved into industry services where he undertook a wide variety of roles in both listed and privately-owned companies for over 20 years.

He is flexible and a resilient self-starter, working well either alone or as an effective team player.  Simon is a goal-driven individual, action-orientated, with a can-do attitude and a fine eye for detail.

Over the course of his career, he has:

  • Business Planning – Collaborative development of plans to support the growth of the business by strategic investment in the business’s operations.
  • Cash-flow – Developed short and medium term cash-flow projections to enable business to understand intensive working capital demands of capital intensive projects and to fund additional working capital requirements.
  • Due-Diligence – Supported sale and acquisition of small and medium sized businesses. Including ensuring preparation of virtual data room and presentation of relevant material and analysis.
  • Business Turnaround – Review of major loss-making operations to improve financial viability and ensure sustainable strategy.
  • Buy/Sell Business – Acquisition and disposal of business operations as part of group growth strategy.