Peter Simeons has been a Feltmaker since 1989. Shortly after joining the Company, he became a member of the Livery Society committee. He arranged the Luton lunch for four years, and has organised the Cricket activities for the Livery since the early 1990s. He was a Steward in 2000/01 and joined the Court in 2004. His father, Past Master Charles Simeons, was Master of the Company in 1987.
Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant, after serving Articles with Robson Rhodes in London. He then decided to move into commerce, whilst seeking to use his language abilities, and joined the audit team of Bunge, an international trading house, with a working base in Antwerp, Belgium. He subsequently moved to Paris, to be C.F.O of Bunge’s French operation. On his return to the UK, he became C.F.O Europe, and developed his global treasury and fiscal knowledge. He became a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and still sits on their Member Services committee. At this point, Bunge decided to sell their European operations, which he executed, and then temporarily became a consultant to them. He also worked with the DTI, advising SMEs on raising debt and equity, including flotation on AIM. He was soon back with Bunge, full time, setting up commercial offices in major cities across Europe.
Peter is now a director of Bunge’s international sugar trading company, which has a turnover in excess of $3bn, where he is responsible for the accounting, treasury, tax and legal activities of the company.
He has always been interested in sport, having played rugby at club and county level, and continues to play cricket and golf. He is a member of the MCC. Peter is married to Irene, and they have two daughters, Louise and Wendy.