Simon is a partner at edenseven, a consultancy which delivers business performance through sustainable solutions. He is an experienced Sustainability, ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) and Green Fleet senior leader, having repositioned the UK's leading Facilities Management company as a sustainability high-performer. This included launching Plan Zero, a commitment to net zero by 2025 of which a 35% carbon reduction in the first two years was achieved, primarily through the rollout of the largest pure electric fleet in the UK with over 2,200 electric vehicles on the road.
As a result, Simon was included in Top 10 most influential people in Green Fleet 2022, the highest ranked fleet leader in the list, and won multiple awards including several Fleet of the Year and Environmental Innovation awards as well as Green Fleet’s ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award.
Simon led all aspects of Mitie’s fleet electrification from business case, board sign off, vehicle assessment, infrastructure requirements, solution development and driver awareness & behaviour. He also worked with senior clients to explain how fleet electrification could be part of their own journey to net zero. Overall Plan Zero has saved over 353,000 tonnes of carbon for clients.
Previously Simon was a Global Chief Procurement Officer, having worked for Tata Group (TGB), Coca-Cola and Dairy Crest. He lives in the New Forest on the south coast of the UK with his wife. He has two adult children, a Cocker Spaniel called Teddy, and is a keen sailor.