Simon is part of the Leadership and Organisation Development team and has 20 years’ experience working in a variety of frontline and leadership roles across children’s and adult mental health services, public health, education and social care. Beginning his career in community development, he was more recently Chief Executive of an award-winning youth mental health charity for nine years. Simon joined The King’s Fund from Roffey Park Institute, where he designed and delivered leadership and organisation development programmes for clients across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors.
Simon is a cultural anthropologist and sociologist by training, and is interested in the role of culture and power in shaping professional practice and public service cultures, particularly where this relates to wider health and institutional inequalities. An experienced coach, consultant and facilitator of action learning and participatory social research, he is also a social entrepreneur skilled in using social design methods to produce creative, human-centred services and learning and development experiences.