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Simon Frankland,
Technology Change Director


In his role as Technology Change Director, Simon forms part of our Group Technology function. He is responsible for driving operational improvements within the department across areas including operational and programme reporting, budget and supplier management, and service and delivery processes.

Based in the UK, Simon is a member of our newly formed Technology leadership team with a Group-wide remit across all operational jurisdictions.

Background and experience

Simon joined the Group in June 2021 and has over 20 years’ experience from different industries including media and retail.

He previously held the position of Strategic Programmes Director at Arcadia Group where he developed a supplier partnership model and successfully leveraged assets to drive innovation and save 30% costs during COVID-19. An accomplished project, portfolio and programme leader, Simon brings extensive experience of technology transformation.

He spent the first part of his career in a range of senior roles with Bupa UK and Specsavers before joining Channel 4. As Programme Director, Simon was responsible for managing a large 150+ team and spearheaded an end-to-end delivery of a new advertising sales management system.


  • Degree in Information Systems from Leeds University

Outside of the office

Outside of work, Simon spends time with his children going on adventures, whether to a zoo, farm, or museum. He also has an energetic and mischievous one-year old Labrador retriever to keep him busy. Simon enjoys reading, countryside walks, travel, and history.

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