Simon brings over 25 years of consulting experience to Oliver Wyman, working with some of the world’s biggest brands and bravest leaders to transform their organizations.
He graduated with a degree in Physics and began a career in telecommunications. That was until he discovered creative consulting, instantly attracted to its mix of strategic thinking, analytical problem-solving, creativity and the societal impact it creates.
- When did you decide you wanted to be in this business? Why?
When I discovered it existed. For its mix of strategic thinking, analytical problem solving, creativity, visual design, the people collected together by that mix, and the client and societal impact it creates. What’s not to like?
- Which projects have been the most meaningful to you and why?
Ten years of working with Nokia through a dramatic series of transformations, in one continuous and committed client relationship.
- If you weren’t in this profession, what would you be?
An unsuccessful architect.
- For you, what makes Lippincott a special place to work?
Our people — remarkable individually and amazing collectively — and the opportunities our clients give us.
- What’s your happy place?
On my slipper launch (a traditional wooden boat) on the Thames.
- What is your favorite art movement? Why?
Constructivism — for its clarity, optimism and a beauty I can't explain but would like to be able to.
B.A. Physics and Theoretical Physics (Hons), University of Cambridge
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Consultant, Arthur D. Little
Planning Engineer, Cable & Wireless
Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
A fundamental shift is taking place in business. At its core is the realization that, to create a meaningful connection, brands need to start behaving less like faceless institutions and more like people. For B2B organizations, brand has never mattered more.