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Simon Taylor


MBA Durham University Business School


MSc Environmental Management, Sunderland University


BSc (2.1) Hons Environmental Management, Manchester Polytechnic

Simon has built-up substantial experience of managing organisations in the UK and abroad (Australia, New Zealand, UAE and Saudi Arabia), including a number of senior management roles in both the private and public sector, in client, consultant and contractor organisations. Possessing a comprehensive portfolio of general management, business improvement and governance skills developed in wide-ranging roles in large to SME type organisations. A confident leader experienced at operating at Director/ Board level, providing a wide-ranging contribution to the organization across a number of disciplines including Leadership, Stakeholder Relationships, Business Strategy and Planning, Business Change Management, Performance Improvement, and Business Turnaround.

Comprehensive experience of managing vertical and horizontal relationships with private and public sector stakeholders, as well as the political interface with local, regional and national elected members. Simon has been responsible for leading negotiations with government officials, lenders, partners, contractors, workforces and unions.

Simon has established two businesses in the North East and sits as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of a number of organisations.