Director of Finance
From July 2017
Simon, who lives in Leeds, started his career in 1988 as a trainee accountant with Leeds Western Health Authority, based at the Leeds General Infirmary.
After working in financial management in the acute sector for fifteen years he became a Finance Director in 2003, since then he has held a variety of Finance Director posts in the NHS working in commissioning, the ambulance service and the acute sector.
A great advocate for finance skills development and clinical engagement on finance, he is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Engagement and Development theme of the national “Future Focused Finance” programme
Simon joined the Trust in July 2017 from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust where he was Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive. He won the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Finance Director of the Year award in December 2015 in recognition of his leadership of the financial recovery at Bolton.
Since joining the Trust has led a programme of improvement “Finance the Leeds Way” and the Trust has returned to surplus. The Finance Team also won the HFMA “Finance Team of the Year” award in December 2018.