Simon Freakley (Chairman of the board of Trustees)

Simon is currently Chief Executive Officer of AlixPartners and previously, the CEO of Zolfo Cooper and Kroll Inc.  He studied accounting at Birmingham University and has over 30 years of experience with business turnaround, strategic consulting, and mediation in business recovery strategies.  In recent years, he has served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Stemcor, hibu plc, and Snoras Bank. 

Simon is Chairman of Grange Park Opera and London Music Masters. He was formerly a Trustee of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington and of the English National Ballet. He was also on the Development Boards of the English National Opera and the New York City Ballet.  His other interests include shooting, and sailing. He is married to Meg Freakley and has two children.