Simon Halliday makes Financial News Extra mile supplement

Former England and Bath rugby international Halliday has played in a World Cup final and held down top jobs in the City at UBS and Lehman Brothers, but his proudest achievement is the Twickenham match he organized for Help for Heroes in 2007 which raised £1.5 million. A second rugby match in 2011 raised £800,000., with a follow-up beach rugby tournament also raising big sums for the charity. Halliday is patron of Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity he became involved with after his friend Howard English, a former banker at Morgan Grenfell, died from a preventable heart condition aged 30, followed by his son 10 years later. The money that Halliday – now a fintech executive – has helped raise has aided the opening of cardiac research unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital.