Simon Gillham


Simon Gillham
Chairman of Vivendi Village, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications

Member of the Management Board, Chairman of Vivendi Village, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications

Business address

42 avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris

Expertise and experience

Simon Gillham was born on February 24, 1956, and holds degrees from both the University of Sussex and the University of Bristol. In 1981, Mr. 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 Communictions 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 capacity, he oversees the activities of Vivendi Ticketing (Digitik and See Tickets), MyBestPro (connecting individual consumers with professional service providers), Watchever (subscription video on demand), Radionomy (radio platform) and the legendary Paris theatre, L’Olympia, of which he is the Chairman, and 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 a Vice President of CA Brive Rugby Club.

In 2010, Simon Gillham was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.

Current positions

Vivendi group
Vivendi Village, Chairman
Digitick, Chairman of the Board
L’Olympia, Chairman
See Group Limited (UK), Chairman of the Board
The Way Ahead Group (UK), Chairman of the Board
Watchever, Chairman of the Board
Wengo, Chairman of the Board
UK Ticketing Ltd (UK), Chairman of the Board
UBU Productions, Chairman
Groupe Canal+, Member of the Supervisory Board
Vivendi Ticketing US LLC, Director
Dailymotion, Director
Universal Music France, Member of the Supervisory Board

Other positions and functions

CA Brive Rugby Club, Director
Groupe Fnac (*), Director (permanent representative of la Compagnie Financière du 42, avenue de Friedland)

Positions previously held that have expired during the last five years

Canal+ France, Member of the Supervisory Board
SIG 100, President
The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce, President

(*) Listed company