Simon Holden is the Group Chief Operating Officer of CityFibre. Simon has 30+ years of experience working with Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) companies. Before joining CityFibre, Simon was a partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years in London and New York. There he held senior roles in the Investment Banking division including Global Chief Operating Officer and Vice-Chairman of EMEA as well as a number of leadership roles in the TMT banking team including Global Head of Telecoms. Prior to joining Goldman, Simon worked for Baring Brothers in London and Hong Kong. He is a fellow of the institute of chartered accountants, qualifying with Coopers and Lybrand and is a graduate of Imperial College, London.