Managing Director,

David Simonson is Managing Director and joint founder of Merlin, the London-based financial communications consultancy. He has specialised in strategic and financial communications consultancy internationally for 25 years.

He is primarily responsible for strategic consulting in the Mining, Energy, Industrial, Aerospace and Defence sectors and has advised on a number of international IPOs, Mergers and Acquisitions, and UK and Russian electricity privatisations. His recent clients at Merlin include Airbus, EADS, Kazakhmys, MICEX Stock Exchange, Petropavlovsk, and Samruk-Kazyna.

He holds a BA in geography from the University of Durham and a Masters in Ecology from the University of London.