Simon Lascelles is an accomplished IT leader with a wealth of experience in driving digital business change. As Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT Director, and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Simon has a proven track record of leveraging technology to achieve strategic business objectives.
Simon’s expertise spans a range of industries and geographies, including the United Kingdom (England, Jersey, Guernsey, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland). As Director Servicing, he has worked with organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational corporations.
Simon’s approach to digital transformation is focused on using technology as a catalyst for change. He recognizes that technology is just one piece of the puzzle and that successful transformation requires a holistic approach that considers people, processes, and culture.
If you’re looking for an IT leader who can help you drive digital business change, Simon Lascelles is the ideal partner. Contact him today to discuss your needs and objectives.
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Niall Trafford, BRE Group Chief Operating Officer
Michael Grant, BRE Group Operations Director
Andy Moore, Petro Canada International and Offshore Information Services Senior Advisor, IS Portfolio and Programme Management
Simon is very responsive, hard-working and diligent and turns around work very quickly.
Simon is very focused and has the ability to cut through office politics to get straight at the heart of a problem and deal with it efficiently
Simon is willing to talk ideas and issues through with the team without compromising project objectives.
Simon is a senior project manager with the experience required to take decisions unaided but is careful to gain consent where appropriate.
Simon has turned his hand to a wide range of issues for Petro-Canada beyond project management and adopted a range of communication techniques from 1-2-1 mentoring to daily “Morning Prayers” for problem projects that we have called on him to rescue.
Simon is very quick to suggest ideas and improvements to processes by drawing from and applying his experience.
Simon is an astute reader of team dynamics and is able to participate sensitively and steer discussion towards preferred outcomes.
Simon’s style of written communication is forthright and concise. He compliments this with a good humoured and conciliatory style of verbal communication by which he is able to add subtlety and colour to his points of view.
Simon is at his most effective when given a deadline to meet at short notice. He was most effective in taking over the project management of the Documentum systems deployment and bringing the project in on-time when the original team were working to schedule which would have delivered 6 weeks late.
Simon was not called upon to use his technical knowledge a great deal on this contract, concentrating rather on project and programme management, however it is evident that he has extensive knowledge of systems and networks.
Simon is able to “cut to the chase” and analyze a critical path very quickly and effectively, remaining focused at all times on meeting customer expectations and delivering outcomes to the highest quality attainable in any given circumstance.
Simon can be impatient, which is not necessarily a fault but can lead to frustration which can be a diversion. Simon needs to consider how his written communications may be interpreted as his directness can be seen as challenging by those who are less confident or are prone to be defensive. Re-reading his emails before sending them would pay Simon dividends