Simon Hayter joined Close Brothers as Chief Analytics Officer of the Retail Finance division. As part of this role he introduced new technologies and analytical capability that has enabled him to now become the Head of Analytics Strategy for the whole of Close Brothers Bank. As Head of Analytics Strategy for Close Brothers Bank, Simon is responsible for working with the various business areas to develop a data and analytics strategy that aligns with the business strategies and ensuring that the right technologies and skillsets are leveraged. Before joining Close Brothers, Simon was Group Head of Analytics at Countrywide where he worked closely with the ONS and Government departments assisting with the official ONS rental index. Simon holds an MBA from Cranfield and a Post-Grad in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London.