CEO, co-founder of Xampla
Simon Hombersley is the CEO and co-founder of Britain’s Xampla, producer of plant-based biodegradable plastics made from protein, where he has worked full-time since 2018. Prior to Xampla, Hombersley worked in various UK-based engineering roles that included almost three years at Oxford Flow, an Oxford University spin-off, reducing water leakage and improving industrial efficiency.
Earlier, between 2012 and 2015, he worked in the industrial entrepreneurial agency Puntios, which he founded. From 2004–2012 he was Chairman and founder at TwentyNinety, developers of a wireless monitoring system for photovoltaics. From 2004 to March 2021, he was the founder and non-executive director at Lontra, an engineering firm developing and commercializing energy-saving industrial compressors.
Hombersley began his professional life as a public affairs consultant providing advice on regulatory and political affairs mainly to water companies.