Simon has spent over 30 years as an external auditor in the Public Sector auditing NHS organisations, local authorities, police and fire authorities. This included giving an opinion on both the accounts and arrangements for delivering value for money.
For the majority of his career, Simon was employed as a District Auditor by the Audit Commission specialising in the NHS. More recently he was employed by Grant Thornton again specialising in the development of their NHS business.
At various times Simon has been the external auditor for every hospital trust and primary care trust (the forerunners of CCGs) in Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset and so has a good understanding of the challenges faced by the NHS locally.