Director of Strategy and Planning
From May 2014
Simon joined us from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Director of Strategy and Development. He was also the Lead Executive for Clinical Support Services and Tertiary medicine and for Facilities and Estates services.
Whilst at Salford, Simon developed and led the strategic direction of the organisation and headed up partnership working with Foundation Trusts across Greater Manchester.
He also led their Redevelopment Programme in a £200m investment in improved facilities on their site. Prior to this he had been the Programme Director for the SHIFT Programme (Salford’s Health Investment for Tomorrow) which has seen a whole system re-modelling of services underpinned by a series of capital investments in new facilities across the city.
He has worked in the NHS since 1983 in a variety of general management and planning roles in London and the North West. He has specialised in major service change and capital investment since working on the development of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Before joining Salford Royal in 2002, Simon was Director of Corporate Development at the Acute Trust in Blackburn since 1993. From 1999 he was Project Director for Blackburn’s £100m Private Finance Initiative project to centralise hospital services.