Simon Collins is the UK Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG and a member of the KPMG Global Executive Committee. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and then moved into banking at SG Warburg & Co., where he worked in the fixed income and advisory business. Following this, he moved to Natwest Markets where he became a Managing Director and Head of the Global Debt Structuring and Private Placement Group. In 1998, after a number of years in investment banking, Mr Collins joined KPMG and founded KPMG’s Debt Advisory practice. Mr. Collins chairs the KPMG Foundation, is a Trustee of Pancreatic Cancer UK. He is also a member of the India UK Chief Executive Officer Forum, the Saudi-British Joint Business Council and the UAEUK Business Council.