We are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Hayward as Trustee to the Compass Board. Simon is an accomplished C-suite appointee, NED and experienced Board member across the nuclear, aviation, heavy engineering, retail, hospitality and education sectors where he is recognized for his independent perspective and diligent ability to balance corporate governance and regulatory compliance with the difficulties of operating in complex business environments. Simon is both a polymath and experienced consultant who is frequently called upon for his broad knowledge of leading and mentoring senior management and boards of directors in the transition of complex business strategies and organisational change, intuitively seeing the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization. He brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking to provide better visibility of key resources and capabilities to deliver significant asset growth. A respected international speaker within the nuclear sector, Simon holds a degree in linguistics and economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Simon is a keen sportsman and advocate for modern dance and the arts.