Simon England


Simon has a degree in engineering from the University of Durham and has more than 30 years of experience in leading, transforming, and growing organizations across the public and private sector. He has spent much of his career working with UK and Global Insurers, Healthcare providers, and with the UK Government.

Simon is a partner in the specialist advisory firm, Garwood Solutions, providing independent strategic and business advice to clients in the Professional Services, Financial Services, Health, and Technology sectors.

He spent 27 years with Accenture and led several of Accenture’s largest businesses and global client relationships. He was the Managing Director of Accenture’s UK and Ireland Insurance business and, prior to that, the UK Healthcare business. At Capita, Simon was the Managing Director of Primary Care Support England (PCSE), where he led the recovery and turnaround of a large, complex, and high-profile outsourced operation for NHS England.

He is accomplished in applying technology to achieve business results—creating digital operations, shaping, planning, and leading operational transformation and performance improvement programs, technology-enabled business change at scale, and is experienced in leading on- and offshore outsourced operations. Simon is proficient in complex stakeholder and commercial management, and organization turnaround.

Simon is also involved in the UK Arts sector, having led Accenture’s relationship with the Bright Ideas Trust, helping nurture new entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities. He also worked closely with Whizz-Kidz, an energetic charity that is transforming the delivery and management of wheelchair services, with the NHS, for children across many parts of the UK.