Peter Simons

Topic: Future trends in the Finance Function

Peter Simons is a CIMA member who had over 30 years experience in business before joining CIMA as a member of staff in 2006.

The CIMA qualification enabled Peter to achieve career progression through roles in strategy, corporate lending, credit management and marketing at Bank of Ireland. He was the head of a division and on the bank’s senior management team in London when he left in 2002 to become the Managing Director of a UK subsidiary of IFG, an entrepreneurial Irish financial services group.

Peter is now the technical specialist in the applied research unit in CIMA’s education department. He works with employers, consultants, software vendors and academics to explore the future roles of organisations’ in-house finance professionals. He also helps to develop CIMA’s expertise in performance management. Peter’s research contributes to the development of the CIMA syllabus. He also writes articles and reports and works with colleagues across CIMA’s value chain to support members.