Simon Matthews

Director, HLG Associates

Biography

Experienced senior procurement leader that specialises in delivering strategic procurement and commercial management solutions for public and private sector organisations.

A career spanning approaching 25 years has seen Simon work on programs and projects across most sectors, with values ranging from from £250k to £15bn, and in a number of locations in UK and the Channel Islands.

Simon has worked within sensitive, complex multi-stakeholder environments, delivering both pre- and post-contract duties (and has used both JCT and NEC forms). Simon is also experienced in all areas of present Government commercial policy, and has excellent working experience of applying the Government’s Spend Controls (and managing their compliance and governance).

Notable clients that Simon has delivered services for include Mace, Wates, Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), Office for National Statistics (ONS), High Speed Two Limited (HS2), London Legacy Development Corporation, Olympic Delivery Authority, Government of Jersey, Parliamentary Estates Directorate, Palace of Westminster, Ministry of Justice, Garenne Group, and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Simon is frequently complimented on being a highly motivated and dynamic individual, who is equally comfortable whether working as a part of a team or leading others. Simon regularly performs under challenging circumstances, helping clients realise benefits whilst developing good stakeholder communications.

Simon is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Chartered Construction Manager, and holds Diplomas in Quantity Surveying and Arbitration. Simon is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Specialties: Commercial management, procurement, supply-chain management, category management, governance / audit, strategic review, strategic planning and delivery, business case management, public procurement process and procedures.

Specialist Areas

Management Consultant, specialising in procurement, supply-chain & commercial management

Qualifications

Fellow, Chartered Management Institute

Professional Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Member, Chartered Institute of Building

Diploma in Surveying (QS), College of Estate Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration, College of Estate Management

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