Simon Murray, CBE, is a British businessman, adventurer, author, and former French Foreign Legionnaire. He was the oldest man to reach the South Pole unsupported, at the age of 63.
In 1960, he joined the French Foreign Legion, and served for five years in the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment. He wrote of his experiences in the Legion in the book Legionnaire, published in 1978. On leaving the Foreign Legion he moved to Hong Kong where he worked for Jardine Matheson for fourteen years. After which, he left to start his own company, Davenham Investments, a project advisory company.
In 1984 Davenham was sold to Li Ka-Shing and Simon became the Group managing director of