Member of the Management Board, Chairman of Vivendi Village, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications
42 avenue de Friedland
Expertise and experience
Simon Gillham began his career in 1981 at Thomson where he was responsible for language and management training. In 1985 he formed his own training and communication company York Consultants. In 1991 he was appointed Vice President, Communications of Thomson Consumer Electronics and subsequently joined the CarnaudMetalbox group in 1994. In early 1999, Simon Gillham became Vice President, Global Communications of the Valeo group before taking on the role of Vice President, Communications at Havas in April 2001. He joined Vivendi in 2007, serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Communications & CSR.
Simon Gillham is Chairman of Vivendi Village. In this role, he oversees the Group’s ticketing activities in Europe and the United States (See Tickets), artist promotion (Olympia Production), festivals in the UK and France (Sundown, Love Supreme and Garorock, to name but a few), sports competitons (Vivendi Sports), venues such as L’Olympia in Paris and the CanalOlympia network in Africa. He is Chairman of Copyrights Group, which holds the Paddington franchise amongst others. Vivendi Village also includes Vivendi Brand Marketing which connects Vivendi businesses with brands.
He was appointed to the Vivendi Management Board on November 10, 2015.
He is Chairman of CA Brive Rugby Club.
In 2010, Simon Gillham was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.
Simon Gillham holds degrees from the Universities of Sussex and Bristol. He is the father of four Franco-British children.
Positions currently held
Vivendi Group (in France)
Canal+ Group, Member of the Supervisory Board
Universal Music France (SAS), Member of the Supervisory Board
See Tickets France, Director
Vivendi Village (SAS), Chairman
L’Olympia (SAS), Chairman
UBU Productions (SAS), Chairman
Vivendi Group (outside France)
See Group Limited (United Kingdom), Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Way Ahead Group (United Kingdom), Chairman of the Board of Directors
UK Ticketing Ltd (United Kingdom), Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Copyrights Group Limited (United Kingdom), Director
Vivendi Ticketing US LLC (USA), Director
Paddington and Company Limited (United Kingdom), Director
Marketreach Licencing Services Limited (United Kingdom), Director
Other positions and offices (in France)
CA Brive Rugby Club, Chairman