Simon Fraser spent 28 years at Fidelity International Ltd following his graduation from St Andrews University. He worked in the US, Europe and Asia and helped build up Fidelity's extensive network of investment professionals around the world ultimately becoming Chief Investment Officer. Since leaving Fidelity in 2009 he has served on a number of boards including Barclays plc. and Ashmore plc. He also served as Chairman of F&C Investment Trust and Merchants Trust.
Simon is currently Chairman of McInroy and Wood, and a Non-Executive Director of Murray International Trust plc, as well as a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity Funds SICAV. He is the founding Chairman of the Investor Forum CIC, which provides a platform for institutional investors to collectively engage with UK listed companies on long-term strategic issues.