Simon King

Non-Executive Director, James Donaldson Group Ltd

Simon most recently served as a Non-Executive Director for Headlam Group plc. and has extensive experience in the construction sector having served on the Travis Perkins Executive Board and as CEO of Wickes.  Prior to that, Simon worked at Walmart as the Chief Operating Officer of Asda and served as CEO at Savola Group Middle East. He has previously held CEO positions for Tesco in Turkey and South Korea, where he led the joint venture with Samsung. Before his role at Tesco South Korea, Simon served as Chief Commercial Officer for Tesco in central Europe.

Simon joined the Donaldson Group Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2020 and is the Designated Non-Executive Director for Workforce Engagement.  Simon brings over 35 years’ experience with a strong focus on leading international teams, building products distribution experience, change management, retail and distribution and marketing.

Simon also currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman at Troy (UK) Limited and Chairman at Smoking Lobster Restaurants (Isle of Wight).