Simon Barry, Principal Advisor
Simon is a successful senior Public Sector Manager with over 30 years’ experience in Local Government and has extensive experience of managing large service portfolios and budgets.
Prior to joining Plan B, Simon was the Director of Environment, Housing & Community Services with the London Borough of Redbridge and was one of four Executive Directors responsible for the corporate management of the Council. In particular, Simon led, managed and set policy and strategy direction for a complex and wide range of community services including, among others, Environmental Services, Housing, Revenues and Benefits, Emergency Planning and Customer Services. Simon was responsible for over 1,000 staff and revenue and capital budgets of £34m & £40m respectively and has led on, and delivered, significant budget savings across all services and operations, notable examples being delivery of ‘Smarter Ways of Working’ strategy (£3m worth of savings by 2016), alternative provision for ‘Leisure & Cultural Services’ through the establishment of a leisure trust (£1.5m savings from 2011).
Simon has well developed communication, partnership and engagement skills and is committed to embracing innovation and change to better service delivery efficiencies and outcomes. In this respect Simon adopts a customer centric approach to ‘front line services’ and always seeks to listen to clients and partners very carefully to ensure that any change management plans are sustainable, transparent and always financially beneficial.
- Plan B Management Solutions Ltd
- London Borough of Redbridge
- Westminster City Council
- BA in Humanities (Hons); History & Classics
- Strategy & Change Management
- Business / Service Transformation
- Project Management
- Continuous Improvement
- Demand Management
- Efficiency Savings
- Local Government Administration & Legislation
- Financial Reviews & Budget Setting
- Team Development & Management
- Housing Revenues & Benefits
- Highway Asset Management
- Performance Management & Reporting
- Plan B Management Solutions Limited
- Tel: +44 (0) 1242 806330