Sir Simon Robertson is the deputy chairman of HSBC. He is also a former Goldman Sachs Europe president and managing director of Goldman Sachs International and is regarded as one of the UK's best-connected and influential bankers.
He was knighted in June 2010 and according to the Sunday Times Rich List is worth £130 million. 
Robertson worked for UK investment bank Kleinwort Benson for 34 years rising up the ranks to become chairman. In 1997 he left to join Goldman Sachs, where he ended up as president of the bank’s European arm. Departing in 2005, he founded Simon Robertson Associates LLP, a small financial advisory company in London.
He is currently the deputy chairman of the bank.
Donations to the Conservative Party
His knighthood in June 2010 came just one month after the Tories took office, and two months after he made them a donation.
Robertson is a member of The Leader's Group, an elite Conservative Party supporter group which enables donors to secure access to leading party members and the prime minister through an annual membership fee of £50,000.
Recorded by the Electoral Commission:
|Date||Name of donor||Amount||Donated to||Subsidiary (parties only)|
|15/12/2003||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|14/05/2004||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|04/04/2005||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|07/02/2006||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|28/04/2006||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||The Rt Hon George Osborne MP|
|08/02/2007||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|19/04/2007||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||The Rt Hon George Osborne MP|
|28/11/2007||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|10/03/2008||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||The Rt Hon George Osborne MP|
|01/08/2008||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|26/02/2009||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||The Rt Hon George Osborne MP|
|28/07/2009||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|14/01/2010||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|09/04/2010||Simon Robertson||£5,000.00||Conservative Party||East Hampshire|
|16/09/2010||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|16/02/2012||Simon Robertson||£60,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|04/03/2013||Simon Robertson||£50,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|13/05/2014||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|13/08/2014||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|21/11/2014||Simon Robertson||£25,000.00||Conservative Party||Central Party|
|05/04/2016||Simon Robertson||£50,000||Britain Stronger in Europe|
Education and early career
He trained with Banque de Neuflize, Schlumberger, Mallet in Paris, Kredietbank in Brussels, Bankhaus Merck Finck in Munich and Munchmeyer & Co in Hamburg before joining Kleinwort, where he joined the corporate finance division in 1968.
- HSBC, on board, 2006
- The Economist, non-executive director
- Royal Academy Trust
- Eden Project, trustee 
- Rolls Royce, non-executive chairman
- NewShore Partners Limited, non-executive director
- Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Limited, non-executive director
- Patrick Hosking, Business big shot: Simon Robertson The Times, 12 September 2007, accessed 16 March 2011.
- Peter Marsh Knighthood: Simon Robertson, Financial Times, June 11 2010, accessed 16 March 2011.
- HSBC chairman contenders: Sir Simon Robertson Telegraph, 23 September 2010, accessed 25 February 2015
- HSBC, Simon Robertson, accessed 25 February 2015
- Conservative Party, The Leader's Group guests 2014 quarter 1, accessed 25 February 2015
- Electoral Commission, Donor Search, accessed 19 May 2016
- Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 25 February 2015