Simon Dixon

Simon Dixon

Partner, Global Transportation Leader

Simon Dixon

Simon is the Global Transportation Sector Leader for Deloitte and a Partner in Deloitte’s Public Sector Practice. He specialises in the delivery and commercial management of large complex business-critical transformational programmes with a track record of putting government policy into practice. He is currently leading our global initiatives into the Future of Mobility and Smart Cities.

In the UK he is the Lead Client Service Partner (LCSP) for all Deloitte work supporting Transport for London (TfL) with an in-depth knowledge of the complex political, operational and technical issues facing TfL. He is also the LCSP for Network Rail and the Department for Transport (DfT) and its Agencies.

Simon was the Programme Manager on the London Congestion Charging Western Extension Zone project and responsible for the successful delivery of the Scheme. He was also the Joint Project Partner for the New York City Department for Transport’s Congestion Pricing Programme. He is leading/recently led teams supporting:

TfL’s Transformation Programme. Supporting the central team managing wide-ranging operating model transformation and cost reduction initiative aimed at saving £5bn.

TfL’s Engineering Support Partner – Supporting the creation of a new pan-TfL engineering function which is a key workstream of the overall transformation.

TfL’s Fit for the Future-Stations Programme which is coming up with a new operating model for London Underground stations.

The establishment of a Commercial Development Directorate within TfL which is tasked with generating an additional £3.5bn of non-fare revenue over the 10 year business plan period.

TfL’s Strategic Workforce Planning Project.

Previous key projects were:

TfL Board Efficiency Review: Simon was the advisory partner for our recent review of TfL’s Board and main committees/panels. The review looked at the role & performance of the Board, performance of the Board, meeting processes, culture and relationships, Board composition, succession planning and relationships with Chief Officers. It also looked at Members with specific roles, such as Committee and Panel chairmen as well as Members who represent those living, working and studying outside the GLA area. The recommendations of the review were endorsed by the Board in Dec 2015.

Supporting TfL’s project Horizon which was a major initiative to re-design the organisation and restructure TfL’s 12 central corporate functions with the aim of doing things ‘better, simpler & cheaper’ to support a world-class transport operation.

The Surface Transport Integration Programme for TfL which looked at the organisation of all Surface Transport’s Directorates with the aim of rationalising their functions and supporting better joint working.

The Development of a high-level Target Operating Model for the Command, Control & Communications function within London Underground.

Developing the UK Highways Agency’s new vision and operating model as they moved to being a Government Owned Private Company (now called Highways England).

Simon was one of the main Deloitte Partners supporting Major Projects Leadership Academy for the SROs and Programme Directors of the Government’s top 350 programmes. Oxford Said Business School and Deloitte run this Academy for the Cabinet Office and Simon was an Action Learning Set facilitator for 3 of the 9 cohorts.

Simon also plays a role supporting Deloitte’s work in the Defence Personnel area. He led teams supporting the Future Reserves 2020 programme and helping establish the Defence Relationship Management function. He is currently the Deloitte representative on Chief of Defence People’s Strategic Advisory Group, is a member of the Future Reserves Research Programme Advisory Board and is one of the recently formed five-person Independent Advisory Panel for the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst reporting directly to the Commandant.

Outside of client work Simon has several Talent roles, in particular he is a member of Deloitte’s UK Partnership Committee which selects all new Partners, both internal candidates and lateral hires.