Simon Bent

Heading up our finance function, Simon is responsible for driving greater consistency and relevance in financial reporting, that in turn will drive our global business strategy.

Simon joined FutureBrand in 2014 to lead global finance, with responsibility for activities across all worldwide offices. He works to drive our global financial and business strategy, alongside ensuring greater consistency and relevance in financial reporting.

Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2003, following a stint at Leeds University and travelling the world, Simon has developed broad experience across all facets of finance leadership and management. Immediately prior to his current position, he spent five years working in a number of roles, both in the UK and in Australia, across various sister agencies within The Interpublic Group of Companies.

Further back, he spent 4 years working as Head of Finance for an acquisitive AIM-listed media business, First Artist Corporation, who had primary interests in advertising, football and events. Before moving into the media/advertising sector, and as a first step out of public practice accounting, Simon was the Financial Controller of the Metropolitan Hotel and Nobu Restaurant on Park Lane.

He spends any spare time he has trying to keep up-to-date with his pre-teen son, including umpiring and scoring for the local club cricket team. If given the chance, he will watch and passionately support England in any sporting contest across the world.

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