Alexander Simpson

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Alexander has extensive experience advising and assisting listed, blue chip manufacturing enterprises.

Appointed senior independent director in 2017, Alexander Simpson is the UK Legal Director and General Counsel for Amazon UK. He is also a director and board member of Amazon UK Services Limited and more than 40 other Amazon group companies.

Prior to joining Amazon, Alexander was general counsel and company secretary for Asda Stores Limited – one of the UK’s largest retailers serving 19 million customers every week. He is also chair of the Asda Foundation which is focussed on charitable projects and corporate philanthropy.

Before moving into industry, Alexander practiced as a corporate lawyer at Walker Morris, advising blue chip and FMCG companies on all aspects of corporate law. He attended Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin before completing his legal training at the College of Law.

Alexander lives with his family in York. Outside work, he enjoys maths, history, running, cycling and lateral thinking.

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