Simon Bourne
  • Simon’s work focuses on improving strategic decision-making in health and care systems. He specialises in helping leaders develop strategies for navigating complexity. Simon provides advice and coaching in generating and articulating ideas, in influencing amidst uncertainty, and in increasing the capabilities of individuals and teams. He is also a skilled, enthusiastic and clear communicator.


    • Learning and development
    • Problem structuring
    • Strategy development
  • Simon’s experience spans clinical medicine, academia, NHS commissioning and management consultancy. He is the programme director for the Midlands Decision Support Network – which provides regional support to improve decision-making in Integrated Care Systems. This includes an extensive education and development programme, running professional networks and facilitating knowledge exchange.  

    Simon has also led projects on:

    • advancing innovation and high-quality evaluation.

    • developing and delivering the Strategy Unit’s coaching offer.

    • supporting leaders to incorporate analysis into decision-making. 

    Simon was also a key member of the Strategy Unit’s ‘Population Health Management Academy’, which ran in the Midlands and lay the ground for the Midlands Decision Support Network.

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