Michael Simmonds


Business builder, quiet networker. If not in the office, can be found walking up a hill or following Arsenal. Happiest with his husband, anywhere.

Michael co-leads Yonder and is focused on delivering Yonder’s strategic objectives and ensuring we are organised to deliver our promise to clients in London, New York and Asia.  He champions our culture, focusses on the numbers, and obsesses about allowing every one who works here to deliver their best work. He believes that great people make great businesses and surrounds himself with talent – so is rarely the smartest person in the room.

Previously the Chief Executive of the Populus Group, Michael founded Populus with Andrew Cooper in 2003 after working in politics, including as Special Adviser to three Cabinet Ministers.