Simon Ashby


Dr Simon Ashby is Associate Professor of Financial Services at Vlerick Business School. Prior to this he was professor at the Plymouth Business School (UK) and he worked as a financial regulator (writing policy on risk management for the UK Financial Services Authority) and a senior risk manager in a number of top UK financial institutions (covering both credit and operational risk). Simon has a PhD in corporate risk management and has published many academic papers and reports on risk, financial services regulation, banking and insurance. His current research interests include the global financial crisis, the Basel III and Solvency II regulatory reforms and risk management concepts such as risk culture and risk appetite.

In UK, Simon was involved in the financial services sector and was a regular speaker at industry conferences and seminars. He also provided occasional training and consultancy services to financial institutions and their regulators. Simon is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Institute of Operational Risk ( and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services at the University of Nottingham. Simon also is a Director of Plymouth Community Homes, where he is Audit and Risk Committee Chair.


Functietitel : Professor of Financial Services

Accounting & Finance
Special Industries : Financial Services Management


Expert in
Financial Services Management
Risk Management