Member of the Management Board, Chairman of Vivendi Village, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications
42 avenue de Friedland
Expertise and experience
Simon Gillham holds degrees from the Universities of Sussex and Bristol. In 1981, Simon Gillham began his career 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 assuming the position 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 activities of Vivendi Ticketing (Digitick, See Tickets and Paylogic), MyBestPro (connecting individual consumers with professional service providers), Olympia Production (production of shows and concerts), Festival Production (a company developing cultural events throughout France), the legendary Paris theatre, L’Olympia, of which he is the Chairman, as well as the théâtre de l’Œuvre. He is also responsible for the Talent Management and Live Events activities at Vivendi Village.
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.
Positions currently held
Vivendi Group (in France)
Vivendi Village (SAS), Chairman
L’Olympia (SAS), Chairman
UBU Productions (SAS), Chairman
MyBestPro (formerly Wengo) (SAS), Chairman
Canal+ Group, Member of the Supervisory Board
Universal Music France (SAS), Member of the Supervisory Board
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
Vivendi Ticketing US LLC (USA), Director
Paddington and Company Limited (United Kingdom), Director
The Copyrights Group Limited (United Kingdom), Director
Other positions and offices (in France)
Groupe Fnac (*), Permanent representative of Compagnie Financière du 42 avenue de Friedland on the Board of Directors
CA Brive Rugby Club, Chairman
Positions previously held that have expired during the last five years (in France)
Digitick, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Studiocanal, Member of the Supervisory Board
Canal+ France, Member of the Supervisory Board
Watchever, Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce, Director
(*) Listed on a regulated market.