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Simon Mackenzie-Smith

Former Chairman of UK & Ireland Corporate and Investment Banking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

London, UK

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Simon Mackenzie-Smith’s Biography

Simon Mackenzie-Smith is the former Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking for the UK & Ireland at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 as Managing Director of investment banking.

Prior to his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Simon worked at Morgan Grenfell International Ltd. In its heyday Morgan Grenfell was regarded as one of the most established and influential British merchant banks. Simon began his career at KPMG, one of the Big Four accountancy practices, where he worked as a consultant.

Simon is currently Chair of Trustees of the school-based children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, and a Council Member of Heart of the City, an organisation which supports City-based SMEs. Simon sits on the Judging Panel of the City A.M. Awards which celebrate London's financial community, and has previously served as a member of the Campaign Council of the National Portrait Gallery.

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BofA’s Veteran U.K. Dealmaker Simon Mackenzie Smith Retires

Bank of America Corp. dealmaker Simon Mackenzie Smith, one of the best-known bankers in London, is retiring after more than 35 years in finance. Mackenzie Smith, Bank of America’s chairman of corporate and investment banking for U.K. and Ireland, will leave at the end of June after a short transition period.

Simon Mackenzie-Smith’s Background

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Former Chairman of UK & Ireland Corporate and Investment Banking
Jun 1996 - Jun 2021
Simon joined BAML in 1996 as Managing Director of investment banking. Simon was named Chairman of UK and Ireland Corporate Investment Banking in 2014.
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Morgan Grenfell International Ltd
Merchant Banker
Jan 1984 - Apr 1996
London, UK
Once a leading investment bank and regarded as one of the oldest and once most influential British merchant banks.
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Other Business Interests

City A.M. Awards
Judging Panel
Jan 2010 - Present
London, UK
The City A.M. Awards celebrate London's financial community with awards for the best businesses, teams and individuals.

Current Board Positions

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (UK) Pension Plan Trustees Ltd
Trustee Director
Sep 2007 - Present
London, UK
The corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, provides services in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management.

Charitable Interests

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Jul 2017 - Present
London, UK
The leading children's mental health charity whose vision is that all UK schools will have access to high quality, effective, evidence–based mental health support.
Heart of the City
Council Member
Jan 2000 - Present
London, UK
Heart of the City is a 700-strong powerhouse of responsible business leaders, Corporate Responsibility practitioners and change agents committed to sharing their experiences and their time with others in order to improve our society.

Simon Mackenzie-Smith’s Education

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Radley College