Simon Oliver is the former Chairman of Dairy Crest Group Plc and has significant experience in FMCG businesses including founding Mendip Foods Limited in 1976 and chairing The Cheese Company (formerly Express Foods) MBO in 1992. He is a non-executive director of several companies and is also a former member of the Advisory board of RaboBank UK. He is non-executive director and Chairman of Helix Property Advisors. He is a joint founder and Chairman of Pi Capital.
He is a senior advisor of Naxos UK and an investor in a number of private businesses. He is a trustee of the IDEALS charity and farms 700 acres of cereals in Cornwall.