Simon York is a Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Sydney office and a member of the Financial Services practice. Simon has extensive experience in corporate development and strategy across a wide range of industries and sectors, with a focus on creating value through leading transformational transactions and organic growth initiatives. He has particular expertise in transaction support, integration planning, leadership assessment, organizational design, due diligence, growth strategy and opportunities, partnership engagement, and business capability assessment. Within the financial services sector he has deep domain expertise in asset finance, specialty lending, commercial and consumer finance, deposit-taking, wealth management and debt collection.
Simon has led or advised on mergers and acquisitions totaling $28 billion in Europe, Australia and North America, including acquisitions, disposals, minority investments, and equity raisings. He has led business units and cross-functional teams to originate and complete complicated transactions, including leading deal negotiations, arranging financing structures, planning platform integrations and securing regulatory approvals.
Prior to joining L.E.K., Simon worked as a Director in a Sydney based strategy consultancy, Executive Director at Macquarie Group and in various leadership roles at GE Capital. Simon holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance from UNSW Sydney, and is a guest lecturer at UTS Sydney.
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance, UNSW Sydney
Graduate: MBA, INSEAD