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Simon Haslam

Every course leader brings a unique wealth of insights from within the boardroom and wider business community to the programmes they deliver; the IoD gives you exclusive access to their expertise.

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Business experience

Dr Simon Haslam has 20 years’ experience as a strategy consultant and change facilitator, working with senior leaders around the world. Simon is the IoD’s programme lead for strategy work and holds the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction. He is co-owner and director of FMR Research Ltd, whose work has been cited in Westminster and Scottish Parliaments. He is also a non-executive director with a transport organisation and a non-executive director/trustee of the Social Research Association.

Professional credentials and training experience

Simon’s clients include leading public, private and third sector organisations in a variety of countries, and he had personally provided over £3m of consulting and development support. His MBA explored ‘learning organisation’ approaches and his doctorate examined behaviour in the professional services sector.

He is a dual finalist in the UK Consultant of the Year awards and a visiting fellow at Durham University Business School where he leads on the strategic management module on the global MBA. He also teaches at a post-graduate level at Nottingham and Strathclyde Business Schools.

Simon’s book Strategic Decision Making, written with Dr Ben Shenoy, was published by Kogan Page in 2016.