Simon is a Partner and head of Strategic Research and Insight team at Arcadis. Arcadis is a leading design and consultancy business employing 28,000 people in 70 countries. Simon leads internal and external research and thought leadership initiatives across the Arcadis network.
Simon is a member of the Construction Leadership Council responsible for strategy, communication and thought leadership. He is also a member of the CIC Executive and the Strategic Forum for Construction.
Simon has 20 years’ experience in construction and built environment research and innovation. He is a well-known commentator in the construction industry, having worked with leading industry publications in the UK and overseas for many years. Simon’s research interests include market forecasting, construction productivity and procurement. Prior to specialising, Simon practiced as a Quantity Surveyor with BDP and Davis Langdon.
Simon has worked extensively in the property and infrastructure sectors and has advised clients in the UK and overseas. Research projects delivered by Simon have supported the development of construction industry strategy in the UK, Middle east and Asia.
As part of his innovation remit, Simon has a long track record of working on industry change initiatives. He has been a member of the UK Government BIM Task Group since 2010, has been involved in the development and implementation of the UK National BIM strategy, and continues to contribute to the development of the Digital Built Britain Strategy.
Simon supports a number of industry engagement initiatives including the Construction Youth Trust for whom he has supported the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Awards since 2011.