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Simon Gray

S T Gray BA(Hons) FCA

  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1995
  • Joined Council: 2019
  • Chair, ICAEW Business Committee


Having graduated with a 2:1 in BA(Hons) Economics from the University of Nottingham, Simon trained with KPMG before making the move into financial recruitment in 2000.

He jointly founded his own financial recruitment company in 2008, just as the financial crisis hit and grew a successful business before exiting in 2013.

Since then he has had a portfolio career, which included four years as Chief Executive of Nottingham Means Business, a business organisation focused on driving inward investment to Nottingham.

Simon has served as a non-executive director and advises executive clients on career transitions through his business Career Codex Limited.

He has severed ICAEW as a Past-President, business representative, on the Regional Strategy Board for the Midlands and is Chair of ICAEW Business Committee.

In his spare time, Simon is a keen martial artist, a published author and is also a Freeman of the City of London (Merchant Taylors' Company).

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  • Chair, ICAEW Business Committee

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