Simon Hart is the lead International Partner at RSM UK. He’s also a member of our board, our specialist on Brexit, a Harvard Business School ‘Leading Professional services firms’ alumnus, and a keen road cyclist.
Simon’s role involves working with the RSM international network of firms on global initiatives, helping to enhance the support and services we provide to clients who want to expand internationally. He is a Board member of RSM International.
This international focus led Simon to collaborate with RSM US Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas. The pair have taken their global economy roadshow all over the UK, Europe, and North America, advising middle-market businesses on trade issues, risks, economics and trends.
Simon Hart at the Annual Transatlantic Conference 2019
Photo credit: Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Ask Simon to describe his working style and he’d say collegiate. In his own words:
“My default approach to problem solving is teamwork, making sure everyone is engaged and heard and that we're constantly sharing ideas. It’s a challenge, and I like challenges.”
And that love for a challenge doesn’t stop at work.
Simon’s a keen road cyclist and charity fundraiser who often combines the two to great effect. His nine-day, 1,000-mile Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle raised £18,000 for two children’s hospices.
Simon’s RSM timeline:
- 2020: appointed to the RSM UK board
- 2017: lead International and Brexit Partner
- 2016: Knowledge Management Partner
- 2013: Regional Managing Partner for Central
- 2006: Office Managing Partner for Birmingham2000: joined as Partner
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Press and appearance highlights:
- RSM Business Leader’ Summit 2021 – global trade
- RSM World conference – 2020
- Transatlantic trade forum, BABA – 2019, 2020
- House of Lords EU services committee - expert panelist, June 2020
- Financial Times – March 2021 UK businesses think big about smaller office spaces Financial Times (ft.com)
- Downtown in Business - RSM Brexit stress index moves up amid global financial backlash and domestic slowdown, May 2020
- Wall Street Journal - U.K. Companies Brace for Bumps on Brexit Homestretch, Feb 2020
- ICAEWROAR Top Online UK Influencers: Accountancy 2019, Dec 2019 ICAEWROAR Top Online UK Influencers: Accountancy 2020
- Financial Conditions Index points to improving UK economic prospects says - Business Money (business-money.com)
- Radio interviews - BBC Cumbria, BBC Humberside, BBC Scotland, BBC Shetland, 2018-2020