The Alleyn Club President
Simon Dyson (OA 1959 - 1967)
January 2005 to present (all unpaid roles):
President of the Alleyn Club, 2020 - present
Trustee, Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, 2019-present
Chairman, Surrey Cricket Foundation, 2014-present
Vice-President, Alleyn Club, 2019-2020
Chairman M.C.C. Golf Society, 2014-2020
Committee member of M.C.C. Membership & General Purposes Committee: 2006-2009, 2014-2020
Non-exec director, Dulwich College Enterprises & Dulwich College Enterprises Overseas: 2005-2017
Non-exec director, Dulwich College Management International, Shanghai: 2009-2017
Captain Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, 2015-2016
Trustee, Chance To Shine (Cricket Foundation): 2009-2015
Committee member of M.C.C. Main Committee: 2010-2013
Honorary Operations Director, Club Cricket Conference: 2005-2007
January 2007–2009: Executive Chairman, Chance To Shine (Cricket Foundation)
“Chance to shine” is the Cricket Foundation’s campaign to put competitive cricket back into state schools in England and Wales.
September 1967–December 2004: IBM
Simon joined IBM in 1967 straight from school. He worked at the London Data centre for five years in operations, programming, and systems design. Simon then undertook a variety of sales and marketing roles; he was then appointed assistant to the Chief Executive (IBM UK) in 1983, and then promoted to Branch Office Manager in the City of London in 1984. In 1985, he was named assistant to the Chairman of the Board (IBM Worldwide) based in Armonk, USA.
Simon returned to the UK in 1987 and worked as Regional Sales Manager for Central and Northern region, based in Manchester. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Personnel and led the restructuring of IBM UK - employee numbers fell from 19,000 to 9,000 in three years.
In March 1995, Simon was appointed to lead the UK team in the newly created Worldwide Software Business, and in July 1996 he was appointed as VP Sales and Marketing, Software EMEA, based in Paris. Simon’s final role at IBM from 2002-2004 was as client managing director, responsible for IBM’s worldwide relationship with BP.
Simon lives in Wimbledon, he is married to Lynn, and they have three children. He is a keen sportsman, having played rugby for the OAs and then Rosslyn Park in the 1970s, club cricket for the OAs, Wimbledon, Bowdon, and M.C.C. as well as for Cheshire when he was based in Manchester, he is also a Lord’s Taverner. He is a member of Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, Rye Golf Club, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, and the Senior Golfers’ Society.
Simon is an avid theatre goer, and a lifetime devotee of Pinot Noir!
+44 (0)20 8299 5335