Simon Patterson

Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Managing Director, Silver Lake


Simon Patterson joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a managing director. He is currently a board member of Dell Technologies and FlixBus, and previously served on the boards of Cegid, Intelsat, Skype, 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 of the Natural History Museum in London, a trustee of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and a non-executive director of Tesco plc.

He 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.