Project & Delivery Manager
Education & Training Lead
Simon joined M2M2 in 2018 as a key member of the coaching, mentoring and delivery team on ILM courses for both public and private sectors.
An accomplished senior leader with over 20 years of experience leading a portfolio of programmes to help build sustainable sport, he held a number of influential roles at the Rugby Football Union (RFU) between 1997 and 2018.
These included designing and pioneering the RFU facilities strategy from its inception in 2003 to the point at which over 3,000 awards had been made, generating £200m+ of investment into the grassroots of the game. Simon was a member of the Rugby Development Senior Management team from its establishment in 2012 and led cross-functional planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015. As well as the delivery of M2M2’s ILM programmes, he also delivers executive education specialising in the relationship between positive culture, leadership, and behaviours. He has been a mentor on the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers and Middle Leaders in Education, a Mentor for the Rugby Football Union on the L3 and L4 coaching qualifications, and a rugby coach up to and including international level and as Assistant Coach for Oxford University RFC between 1992 and 2001.
He has an Advanced Certificate in Sports Governance and Administration and a Management and Leadership
Certificate from Ashridge Business School.