Simon Lewis was appointed Chief Executive of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) in October 2010 and is also Chief Executive Officer of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). AFME is the trade body which represents the pan-European investment banking industry. Previously Simon was Director of Communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street. He has held a number of senior corporate roles including Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest. Simon was appointed as the first Communications Secretary to The Queen in 1998.
He is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University from where he has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Simon also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar. He is a visiting Professor at the Cardiff School of Journalism. Simon is a member of the Chatham House North American Advisory Council, and a member of the Council of University College School (UCS) in Hampstead, North London. Simon is a former Chairman of the Fulbright Commission. He is married with three children.