Simon Henry

Independent Non-Executive Director MA, FCMA

Simon Henry, Rio Tinto board
Simon Henry


April 2017

Committee membership

Audit & Risk Committee (Chair), Nominations Committee

Skills and experience

Simon has significant experience in global finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, international relations, and strategy. He draws on over 30 years’ experience at Royal Dutch Shell plc, where he was Chief Financial Officer between 2009 and 2017.

Current external appointments

Senior Independent Director of Harbour Energy plc since April 2021, Adviser to the Board of Oxford Flow Ltd, member of the Board of the Audit Committee Chairs’ Independent Forum, member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform and Advisory Panel of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and trustee of the Cambridge China Development Trust.