Simon co-founded PPL in 2007, having been an experienced Manager at Accenture and a Director in a large inner-London local authority. His experience includes work as a Programme Director in a large Community Healthcare provider and as a CIO in a global charity.
Simon has held senior managerial and transformational roles across health, local government and the third sector.
As joint Managing Director of Private Public Ltd, Simon has been directly involved in shaping and leading transformational projects and programmes in health, education and local government, including advising commissioning and provider organisations at board level.
Simon’s experience of large-scale, system-wide change begun in the private sector, working for seven years on designing, developing and implementing multi-million pound global transformation projects for clients in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.
In 2004 Simon took a secondment from his role as an executive at Accenture to help establish what became a £30 million e-Government programme at the London Borough of Lambeth, staying on as the council Director responsible for all strategic, transformational and technology services at the authority.
During this period, Lambeth rose to national prominence for its achievements in project and programme delivery and ICT, becoming finalists in both the Guardian Public Service Transformation Awards and Computing Magazine's IT Department of the Year.
Since leaving the London Borough of Lambeth, Simon has worked as an NHS Programme Director and has worked with both commissioner and provider organisations in North West London.
His background in local government led to him becoming a CLG-accredited Local Improvement Advisor, successfully supporting projects working with Joint Improvement Partnerships and Regional Efficiency bodies across England.
Simon has also been involved in the development of third sector organisations including market segmentation, market development and establishment of shared back office services to improve revenue and lower costs.
Simon is a member of the Local Government and Health Panels at the CBI and is currently co-authoring work on merger and acquisitions in the UK acute sector. He is actively engaged in working with NESTA and the Innovation Unit on the “People Powered Health” programme and is a fellow of the RSA.