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Simon O’Neill

EY UK Managing Partner for the Midlands

Committed to growing the brand name and capabilities of EY in the Midlands. Passionate about inspiring and supporting the next generation of leaders. Keen supporter of mentoring.

As Midlands Managing Partner, Simon is responsible for managing the Birmingham office which has nearly 1,000 people and is EY’s second-largest UK office. He is also Senior Audit Partner of global listed companies and has worked with clients from a range of industries, including engineering, automotive, hospitality, retail and oil and gas.

Simon’s focus is on leading the Midlands-based team in order to increase brand awareness and realise business opportunities across the thriving market.

Prior to his appointment to Office Managing Partner he was a member of the UK&I Assurance leadership team, responsible for running parts of EY’s assurance business and UK&I wide operations and finance. He has also served as a member of the Ethics Standards Committee at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

After completing his degree in Economics and Accounting at the University of Southampton, Simon began his career as an audit graduate at EY in Birmingham.

How Simon is building a better working world

“The Midlands continues to be one of the most important and fastest growing regional economies, contributing GVA of £220bn annually to the UK economy. At EY in the Midlands, everything we do is underpinned by our regional purpose of driving midlands growth, which sets out our commitment to supporting the Midlands region and helping our clients grow. I take great pride in the role we play in helping create creating a better region for us to live and work in.

I am also an active supporter of health and wellbeing in the workplace. I was delighted to see EY recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the Midlands in the 2018 and 2019 list compiled by Best Companies.”

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