Simon Taylor

Interim Finance Director at University of Portsmouth

Simon Taylor has a diverse work experience spanning over several organizations. Simon currently holds the position of Interim Finance Director at the University of Portsmouth starting in 2024. Previously, they worked at Sheffield Hallam University, where they held various roles including Director of Strategy, Planning, Insight & College Services, Chief Financial Officer (Interim), Director of Finance, Director Financial Services, and Assistant Director - Financial Services. Simon also served as a Governor & Chair of Audit & Risk at Barnsley College from 2017 to 2021. Prior to that, they worked at Glassolutions Saint-Gobain Ltd in roles such as Head of Finance - Commercial and Contracting, Financial Controller, and Business Analyst.

Simon Taylor attended the University of Leeds from 1994 to 1998, where they obtained an LLB hons Law degree with a focus on French. In 1995 to 1996, they also studied Law at Le Mans Université. Prior to their university education, Simon attended Wales High School. No specific degree or field of study is mentioned for their time at Wales High School.


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  • Interim Finance Director

    January, 2024 - present

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