Simon Johnson


Simon Johnson can help your company or your charity to unlock its potential. We have vast experience in the sports, leisure and charity sectors. We can advise on strategy, decision making and governance, leadership, crisis management and can help to develop and grow your business.

About Simon Johnson

A senior business and charity leader, Simon Johnson has spent the vast majority of his career in high-profile and complex companies. This has enabled him to develop unique insight and knowledge into the inner workings of the sports, leisure and charity sectors and how they operate.

Simon has held a number of Senior Executive and Non-Executive positions, and has also worked extremely closely with Local Government, National Government and Parliament. He is passionate about bringing together multi-disciplinary teams and inspiring them to deliver high-profile and strategic priorities – while taking pride in his reputation for integrity. 

Building and managing strong stakeholder relationships is a particular speciality for Simon, as is putting together and negotiating high-value, complex deals in a wide range of industries. Over the years, he has also gained a great deal of experience in governance. 

Simon is an accomplished public speaker and is adept at arguing the corner of his clients, especially in the media. Throughout his career, he has used his considerable skills to exert influence and deliver real results.

My Experience

Current Positions

Rugby Football League – Chair

SIS (Sports Information Services) – Chair

Camp Simcha- Chair

Lancaster University Management School – Entrepreneur in Residence & Honorary Teaching Fellow

Past Positions

Jewish Leadership Council – Chief Executive

Iventis – Director

Swim England – Non-Executive Board Member

Business in Sport & Leisure – Interim CEO

England 2018 – COO

The FA – Director of Corporate Affairs

ITV – Director of Rights and Business Affairs

My Services

Simon has developed a wide range of skills and expertise in a wide range of areas, helping businesses and charities unlock their full potential and achieve tangible results. These subjects include:


Simon regularly publishes articles that demonstrate his experience, knowledge, thought leadership and expertise in the sports & leisure and charity sectors. Centred around the subjects of business development, strategy and governance, these articles are intended to provoke thought and discussion around issues of common interest.

Media Appearances

Simon has appeared on major news networks from across the globe, including CNN, Sky News and the BBC. View a selection of his interviews here.


Throughout his career, Simon has worked with extremely high-profile individuals from across the sports, leisure and charity sectors. Here is what some of them have to say. 

Get in Touch

If you are interested in taking advantage of Simon Johnson’s wealth of knowledge and expertise, or to find out more about how he can help your company unlock its true potential, get in touch for an in-depth discussion.

Call: 07768 152178


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