Simon Mumford was a Partner in a major international law firm for 20 years and remains a Consultant to that firm. After graduating in Modern History from Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, Simon went on to study law, qualifying as a solicitor in 1994.
As a commercial lawyer he manages large infrastructure projects in the environmental and waste management sectors within the UK, mainland Europe and the United Arab Emirates. He has extensive experience of leading multidisciplinary project teams, involving teams of lawyers based across the firm’s global network, along with broader strategic implementation in terms of developing business strategies, financial management, appraisals and objective setting and human resources.
He has also managed and supported a large number of junior lawyers in their career development, which he considers to be his most important contribution to the teams he has led.
Simon has three children, two of whom have been through university. He brings to the role of governor a strong personal commitment to the transformative power of higher education in widening the range of high-quality opportunities available.