About Simon Rogerson

When he was in his early 20s, Simon Rogerson left his fund manager job to co-found Octopus. Two decades later, he’s an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of a group of entrepreneurially-minded businesses.

Simon is an angel investor, business mentor and Ironman enthusiast (the triathlon event, not the superhero). He’s also a husband and father of three.

Key facts


Educated at the University of St Andrews
Co-founded Octopus in 2000
CEO of Octopus Group
Adviser to The Entrepreneurs Network

Main interests:

Renewable energy

Character traits:

Highly competitive
Endless enthusiasm
Makes decisions quickly
Trusts his instincts

Simon’s ReadMe

People at Octopus share personal ReadMe files to help build closer working relationships. ReadMe files help our people explain how they like to work, what motivates them, and the values and behaviours they expect from others.

In his own words

Read Simon’s blog

Simon writes regularly about the topics that matter to him most: thinking like an entrepreneur, building new businesses, outbehaving the competition, and putting customers first.