Simon Rowlands

Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2022. Simon was a co-founding partner of private equity firm Cinven, where he worked for over 22 years.

He led a wide range of healthcare as well as other sector transactions, building strong companies that thrived beyond Cinven’s exit. In 2016, Simon founded Africa Platforms Capital, a new private equity firm focused on healthcare and disruptive technology in Africa. Before joining Cinven, he worked at British Coal Pension Funds, as well as at an international engineering consulting firm based in the UK and southern Africa.

Simon sits on several boards, including Jacobs Holdings in Switzerland and Alfa Medical Group in Egypt, and is a Director of CDC North Africa Healthcare Limited. Simon also has governance experience in the not-for-profit sector, co-founding the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust in Zimbabwe. He sits on the Council at the University of Cranfield and chairs the Advisory Board at the School of Management. Simon has an MBA, a degree in Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.