Date of birth: 24th February 1969 (52 years old)
Telephone: +44(0)7766 912812
Project Management (AGILE – Scrum/Kanban, Waterfall, PRINCE2, etc)
MBA (Masters in Business Administration)
M.Sc. Information Technology
B.Sc. Sports Science
Most proud of
www.nhs.uk (NHS Online)
Creating the idea, “selling it” and leading as Programme Director.
Now attracts around 75 million visitors per month.
What does Simon do?
Simon has consistently shown that he can deliver projects through engagement via technology with the technicians, and relating that in non-jargon to others. This comes from a strong development background and knowing what can be done, and how; coupled with personal and social skills able to relate to people in all roles.
Simon backs up his project management and technical experience with digital marketing skills. He understands the customer, converting them with social media, copywriting and online sales.
Technology-based solutions identification, and management of successful delivery. Based on practical, in-depth and hands-on knowledge; supported by extensive experience of management, development and support.
Simon has a proven track record, working within the field of IT and data/information since 1991, at local, regional, national and international levels – in both the public and private sector.
- Delivery of technology based projects, ensuring alignment with strategic direction and applicable standards.
- A career spanning approximately 33 years. Starting in IT support and developed through user/network management; software development; senior management, the creation and launch of www.nhs.uk as Programme Director; IT Director of a PLC (took through flotation) and running his own companies.
- Since 2002, Simon has worked on numerous projects, for many clients as an associate consultant. Many clients have remained over long periods of time; such as NHS Professionals (offering web development and project management services) who Simon has worked with for over 19 years.
2002 WEB TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD
Based on a sound relationship, Simon has principally worked on contract positions helping companies, businesses and organisations to deliver their technology focused projects.
Larger clients include Essex County Council, NHS Professionals and Methods Consulting. Smaller clients range from local businesses to entrepreneurs.
Projects range from infrastructure replacement (eg: refresh of 10,000 clients at Essex County Council to mobile technology and latest Microsoft software throughout, client and server), to the management of software delivery (replacement of Waste Management system that manages €1million+ of contractual data with cloud based Software as a Service).
2000 – 2002 DIRECTOR, HEALTH MEDIA GROUP PLC
Simon worked as the IT Director for this company and its subsidiaries. He provided company direction and internal project management for the deployment of content management systems, web deployment and content/media delivery for the company itself, and its healthcare sector clients.
Following a successful flotation, Simon left the company to form Web Technology Solutions Ltd.
1998 – 2000 NHS INFORMATION AUTHORITY
Programme Director NHS Online (www.nhs.uk)
As national Programme Director, Simon was responsible for the creation and management of the NHS web site and managing the relationships and information flows with other national programmes (NHS Direct Online, National Electronic Library for Health, Department of Health, etc.).
1997 – 1998 NHS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GROUP
N3 (“NHSnet”) Webmaster/Content Manager
Simon created and launched the initial web site on NHSnet (“The NHS Information Zone”) that was used to promote and coordinate NHS web sites during the early days of NHSnet, and the Internet. This was a precursor to the work on the “nhs.uk” programme. Simon provided a central support function and source of expertise for all NHS organisations investigating the potential of web based developments and websites.
1991 – 1997 WORKING IN THE NHS
Starting initially in IT support, Simon worked with several NHS organisations where he was responsible for IT management and software development, ultimately as the IT Manager for Suffolk Health Authority.
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