Simon Patterson

Senior Adviser

Simon Patterson


Simon Patterson joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a managing director and co-head of the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

He is currently a board member of Dell Technologies, IVC Evidensia, New Zealand Rugby (Commercial), RAC, and ZPG, and previously served on the boards of Skype, Cegid, Intelsat, FlixBus, MultiPlan, and Gerson Lehrman Group.

Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a member of the founding management team of the logistics software company GF-X (acquired by Descartes) and worked in various management roles at the Financial Times.

He is a trustee and vice chairman of The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales and a member of Mark Carney’s Panel of Senior Advisors at Chatham House, and previously served as a trustee of the Natural History Museum and a non-executive director of Tesco plc.

Simon holds an M.A. from King’s College, Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and received the Alexander Robichek Award for Finance.