Simon Johnson joined Amazon UK as Director Seller Services in July 2015.
He was previously Group Managing Director, UK & International for HarperCollins Publishers, where he led all operational and commercial teams across the UK business, was responsible for UK Trade Publishing and sat on the boards of the UK, Australian and Indian businesses.
Prior to HarperCollins, Simon worked in investment banking as a quant and then a trader for Goldman Sachs and RBS, eventually establishing and then running a derivatives trading business. He also shortly worked as Financial Analyst for Sony Music.
After leaving the City, he set up and managed TV and theatre production company ‘Weasel & Sons’, specialising in new comedy writing. Highlights over three years at this company included a BBC commission and a West End production.
In addition to his role at Amazon UK, Simon has continued his interest in theatre and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the internationally renowned Bush Theatre in West London.
He holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Bristol University. Simon lives in South West London with his wife and two young children.