Simon has been CEO of SAESL, a Joint Venture between SIAEC and Rolls-Royce since September 2019. With a team of c1,650 people, SAESL is the world’s largest RR Trent jet engine overhaul and repair centre, capable of over 300 shop visits per year.
Prior to joining SAESL, Simon worked for Rolls-Royce for 19 years in its aerospace and marine businesses; most recently as SVP – Overhaul Services accountable for the development and execution of the Civil Aerospace overhaul network and Director of Assembly and Test leading all new Trent engine build and MRO activity across three sites in Derby and London Heathrow.
A physicist by training, he spent his early career in supply chain and manufacturing operations roles, spending 3 years in SE Asia between 2004-07 setting up new supply chain capabilities Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and India. Between 2011-2015 Simon led new facility construction and business strategy for RR’s Marine business, working extensively across the Nordics, Brazil and Asia.
Simon lives in Singapore with his wife and son, plays average but enthusiastic tennis and is looking forward to rediscovering his love of scuba diving as we start to be able to travel again!