Simon Burns

Director of Public Affairs

Simon joined PBE in November 2018. He started his career working in reputation management on behalf of the offshore financial services industry in 2010, before joining the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association two years later, first as an Executive on and then Manager of the Policy Team. Following that he joined a leading Brussels-based consultancy in early 2016, offering strategic communications support to predominantly asset management clients before returning to the UK in 2018, first with the AIMA – the trade body representing the interests of alternative investment managers – and then ultimately PBE. He holds a BA in Politics from the University of Liverpool, and an MA in European Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.