Simon brings a wealth of experience from several senior executive and non-executive positions and joins the firm while acting as an Independent business and charity consultant. Until June 2020, he was the CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council, for a role he held for the past seven years. In addition to leading the organisation, he also provided strategic reports into individual charities and member organisations at respective organisations’ request.

Simon’s industry experience also spans across the sports, media and leisure industries where he has a strong track record of building and managing stakeholder relationships and deals. He joined the Rugby Football League board in 2014 and has served as Chair of the Rugby Football League since 2019. Prior to this, he has also held senior roles within the Premier League, Football Association, England’s 2018 World Cup Bid and ITV.

Simon’s primary role within HW Fisher will be to generate new business and support the multi-disciplinary partnership on strategic priorities. 

Andrew Rich, Managing Partner at HW Fisher, said: “Experience and leadership are especially vital during a time of significant change. Our clients, across numerous sectors, have been affected by Covid-19 and our number one priority remains to provide the highest level of service and support. I am delighted that Simon is joining the leadership team at HW Fisher and will be working with us to build a prosperous future for both our clients and the practice. We are an ambitious firm and his experience will help us continue to build our strategy and grow as a business.”

Simon Johnson, Non-Executive Director, HW Fisher, adds: “HW Fisher has the ambition, talent and expertise needed to provide quality support to our clients who are navigating a challenging landscape. I know and have dealt with many of the partners in the firm and am an admirer of many aspects of their work. I am delighted to join the leadership team at HW Fisher and look forward to working together as we continue to grow and prosper.”