Simon is a pragmatic, commercially focused hands-on strategist who is committed to the principle that the success of any organisation can only be delivered through the success of its people.
Simon is a Chartered Fellow CIPD with over 25 years’ experience as a senior HR Leader delivering successful people solutions both in the Corporate and Interim contexts for a range of organisations from FTSE250’s through to the smallest of SME’s. A natural ‘Director/Motivator’, Simon has built his success through the deep understanding of the organisation’s commercial ambitions, aims and constraints and the subsequent delivery of no-nonsense people solutions and business strategies designed to meet these requirements and limitations.
Throughout his career, Simon has worked as a senior leader & HR Director for large organisations including CBRE, Mouchel, Alfred McAlpine, Thomas Cook Airlines, Alpha/LSG Sky Chefs, Manchester Airport Group, Gatwick Airport Ltd, Kier, Advanced and Amey. Additionally, he has also worked for a number of smaller clients including E.K. Williams, Slice Studios, Polartech and eMcRey. His sector experience is equally as diverse having worked in Civil Aviation, Infrastructure Management, Construction, Professional Services, Catering & Logistics, FM, Manufacturing and Software Development and Support.
Simon has an extensive HR toolkit having undertaken tasks as varied as wholesale Organisational Change, Business Improvement, Mergers & Acquisitions and nationwide Trade Union negotiations, through to Strategy Development, the creation of Leadership Development programmes and IT systems scoping and implementation. Simon is an Employment Law specialist having managed cases at every stage of the process, even including Client Representation at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. He is also an accredited Pensions Trustee.
His professional strength is in his ability to identify Business Improvement strategies delivered through the organisation’s people and the development of such strategies that are realistic and pragmatic and that avoid un-necessary administration and bureaucracy.
What Others Say About Simon
“Simon proved to be everything that he attested; no nonsense, commercially astute and an experienced senior HR professional. He led the largest and most sensitive restructure that our company had experienced, engaging directly with C-suite and directly affected employees alike. Able to navigate all levels and politics with ease and good humour, his experience really made the difference in enabling a smooth and successful employee relations project. He also acted as a trusted mentor to my own team through his time with us and felt like a member of the team from day 1. I am very grateful for his partnership, support and friendship.”
Alex Arundale Chief People Officer, Advanced