Bio

Simon’s role focuses on accelerating the application of data science and AI across all sectors, Grand Challenges and partners in the Turing network, in support of the Turing 2.0 strategy for science and innovation.

Simon brings with him a wealth of experience from technology, innovation, and commercial business, having worked nationally and internationally in many cross-sector technical, operational and governance roles. He is seconded for one year to the Turing from Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

After a 20-year career in the power sector, including heading international research & development teams in UK, Germany & Switzerland, Simon joined Lloyd’s Register in 2010. Following a number of commercial and technology leadership roles, he most recently worked with Lloyd’s Register Foundation and its partners establishing commercial businesses to deliver sustainable impact as part of the output from major research grants. In this role he also provided direct support to the LRF-sponsored data centric engineering programme.

Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, holds a Masters’ degree in Applied Energy and a Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a number of advisory board roles which currently include work in robotics, trusted autonomous systems, and nanotechnology. He has just been appointed on behalf of Turing to the new Advisory Group of the National Digital Twin Hub, hosted in the Connected Places Catapult. Simon is also a board trustee and committee chair of the Youth Hostels Association, a certified coach with British Canoeing and a committee member of Rugby Canoe Club.