Simon Phillips

Executive Director of Strategy and Performance

Simon is our Executive Director of Strategy and Performance. He’s passionate about improving the charity’s understanding of life with cancer. He ensures we use insight to prioritise our resources, to help everyone with cancer find their best way through.

Simon’s strategy

Simon is responsible for the development and implementation of our strategic priorities. His role is all about shaping our priorities based on insight and data, and developing a strategy to ensure we are there for people with cancer, when they need us most.

Career and credentials

Simon has been our Executive Director of Strategy and Performance since November 2015. He first joined Macmillan in 2005 and has held wide variety of roles across the organisation, notably in Services, where he led on the creation of the Macmillan Support Line.

He also worked in Fundraising, where he set up our award-winning partnership with Marks and Spencer. He was also involved in our groundbreaking Nationwide financial sector change work, which helps reduce money worries for people living with cancer.

The non-work stuff

Simon lives in north London with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys supporting his football team (Liverpool), cooking, listening to music and he can be seen every other day on a slow morning jog through Alexander Palace.