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Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes


Commercial director


The Independent

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7005 2100.


191 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9R


1st November 1952


Old - Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland. Newer - Ray Lamontagne, Trouble.


Constantly changing - currently Lee Child's The Hard Way.

Breakfast radio show

Chris Moyles on Radio 1.

Career history

United Newspapers, sales; The Observer, sales; The Mail on Sunday, sales; The Independent, sales.

Daily newspaper

The Independent and Evening Standard.

Everyone's saying

The Arsenal fan can talk ten to the dozen on any subject dear to his heart. While his latest passion is likely to be a new Independent commercial initiative, on a personal level he's far happier talking about an up-and-coming band like The Kills.


Partner,Kym; children Cassie, Lauren, Jack and Max.

Favourite ad

The next one to book... love that.

Favourite technology


Greatest achievement

Learning how to breathe.

Magazine (pleasure)


Magazine (professional)

Campaign (really) and Media Week.

Most humbling experience

The wisdom of my children.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Steve Jobs.

Sunday newspaper

The Independent on Sunday.

TV programme

Anything football and American sport - mostly from Sky.

Website and Media Guardian.

What car do you own

BMW X5 and Peugeot 206.

What principle defines your working life

An absolute commitment to winning.

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