5th April 2017
Congratulations to the latest successful Level 3 Programme candidate who has been awarded the LCS Level 3 Certificate of Lean Competency, having completed his submission of evidence demonstrating his strategic and transformational implementation capability and in-depth appreciation of lean and related CI knowledge.
Simon Owens, Legal & General
Simon is the Finance Strategy & Change Director for Legal & General. Simon originally trained as an accountant and auditor before moving into a wider consulting role to deliver mergers and acquisitions, company integrations, product launches, outsourcing etc. but started a career in CI after meeting John Seddon in 2001.
After initially moving away from finance into customer services and operations roles, Simon has now combined both skill sets and has worked in finance change for over ten years. ensuring that CI plays a key role in any finance transformation, programmes or projects.
Simon’s L3 Programme cases focused on the culture and leadership required for Lean and CI to thrive. He reflected on his own experiences in the financial services sector and asked the question of whether a successful business, and a successful leadership, have the appetite to make the cultural changes required to create an environment for systems thinking to survive.
The studies conclude that the value of CI will be inhibited by the wrong culture and behaviours and that a significant part of our role as CI leaders and missionaries includes helping others to discover the power in empowerment!
The picture shows Simon (on the right) receiving his LCS certificate at a recent LCS network meeting.