Simon Peckham

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Simon Peckham
Born Simon Antony Peckham
August 1962 (age 54–55)
Nationality British
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1983–present
Salary £31 million (2014)[1]
Title CEO, Melrose plc
Term 2012–present
Successor Incumbent

Simon Antony Peckham (born August 1962) is a British businessman. He is the chief executive (CEO) of Melrose plc, a British investment company specialising in the acquisition and performance improvement of underperforming businesses. In 2014, he was the highest paid FTSE-100 CEO, earning £31 million.

Early life[edit]

Simon Antony Peckham was born in August 1962.[2] He qualified as a solicitor in 1986.[3]


Peckham is the founder of Melrose, a director since 29 May 2003, and its CEO since 9 May 2012, and CEO of Elster Group since 24 August 2012. He was formerly chief operating officer and secretary of Melrose since 2003. From October 2000 to May 2003, he worked for the equity finance division of The Royal Bank of Scotland. His earlier career was as a solicitor at Clifford Chance. He joined Wassall plc in 1990 and became corporate development director in 1999.[4] [3]

In 2014, Peckham was the highest-paid FTSE-100 CEO, earning £31 million.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ellis, Mark (17 October 2014). "UK's highest-paid boss takes just 49 MINUTES to earn annual living wage". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Simon Antony PECKHAM". Companies House. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Directors". Melrose. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Simon A. Peckham: Executive Profile". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 3 March 2017.