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 has worked in the NHS since 1983 in a variety of general management and planning roles in London and the North West, specialising in major service change and capital investment.
Here in Leeds Simon has led the development of the Trust’s strategic direction and established a comprehensive clinical service planning process with the Clinical Service Units. He has developed a partnering approach to joint service development in Leeds, West Yorkshire and, for more specialist services across Yorkshire & Humber and the North East.
In support of clinical strategies Simon is leading the Building the Leeds Way Programme, a major capital investment programme to redevelop the LGI and Leeds Children’s Hospital. Once completed there will be an opportunity to re-develop the old part of the LGI site as part of the Leeds Innovation District.
Simon is also the Executive Lead for Estates and Facilities and has supported the continuous improvement of these services. In 2017 he led the team that re-negotiated the Bexley Wing PFI Agreement generating a saving of over £50m for the Trust.