Simon Phillips

Executive Director of Strategy and Performance

Simon was appointed Executive Director of Strategy and Performance in November 2015. His role is all about shaping our priorities, based on insight and data, and developing a strategy to ensure Macmillan’s work delivers the biggest impact for people affected by cancer. He is also responsible for measuring our performance and leading our programme management office.

Simon first joined us in 2005 heading up Direct Services leading on the creation of the Macmillan Support Line before a secondment to Department of Health, where he led on the National Cancer Patient Experience survey. In 2011, he moved into the award-winning fundraising team delivering fantastic results in a number of roles, most recently as Interim Director of Fundraising in September 2014. Prior to Macmillan, Simon was Deputy Director of UK services for The National Deaf Children’s Society.

Simon, who lives in north London with his wife and three children, has spent 18 years developing his career in the voluntary sector. During his ten years with Macmillan he has delivered amazing results from setting up the Macmillan Support Line to leading the fundraising team to raise a record breaking £215.2 million in 2014 and being highly commended by the sector. This is in addition to his involvement in the groundbreaking Nationwide financial sector change work.