Simon Mays-Smith

Partner, Brunswick Group

Photograph of Simon Mays-Smith Simon co-leads Brunswick Group’s global investor engagement team. He advises on a wide range of capital markets communications including investor relations, equity messaging, ESG, M&A, IPO's and activism.
Simon joined Brunswick from Pearson, the world's learning company, where he was SVP, Investor Relations from 2006. At Pearson he was a key advisor to two CEOs, CFOs and the board on investor relations and financial communications, including an activist shareholder resolution and numerous acquisitions and disposals including the disposals of the Financial Times and Pearson’s stake in The Economist Group, the merger of Penguin with Random House, and the acquisitions of Grupo Multi and EmbanetCompass. 
Simon managed financial communications around the earnings calendar and senior leadership changes.  His team saw 800 investors, in 450 investment firms, in 40 cities in 20 countries across the globe each year and was consistently ranked one of the top investor relations teams in Europe. Before joining Pearson, Simon worked as an equity analyst for 7 years at UBS, JPMorgan and finally as co-head of the Media team at Credit Suisse which was consistently ranked among the top media research teams in Europe. He researched professional software & services firms, B2B publishing and trade shows, radio, advertising agencies, magazines, and newspapers. Simon started his career at Swiss Bank Corporation/SG Warburg in mergers and acquisitions where he worked on the IPO of Newsquest and a financing for Chelsea Football Club.