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Biography

Simon is the director of Lean Competency Services Ltd., which was launched in 2014 and holds the Cardiff University licence to operate and develop the Lean Competency System, originally developed at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC), Cardiff University. He was previously director of the LERC, which he joined in 1997 and was involved in a range of research, knowledge transfer, engagement and executive education projects, programmes and initiatives, as well as LERC marketing and strategic development and was the chief architect of the Lean Competency System. Simon previously worked for Thorn EMI PLC, Grand Met PLC, The Automobile Association and Johnson Controls Inc. in a range of research, planning and marketing roles. Simon was educated at Swansea University, Wales and The City University, London and has professional diplomas in marketing and market research.

Education

BSC (Econ), Economic History & Politics

Institution: Swansea University

Dates: October 1976 - June 1979

MBA (Marketing)

Institution: The City University Business School, London

Dates: July 1981 - June 1982

Diploma in Research

Institution: Market Research Society

Dates: July 1981 - June 1982

Employment

Director

Employer: Lean Enterprise Research Centre, Cardiff University

Dates: February 1997 - September 2012

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