Simon Pringle

Associate Fellow, Environment and Society Centre


Simon Pringle became an Associate Fellow of Chatham House in July 2020. He has 25 years experience in commercial strategy, innovation and sustainability. He is managing director of Project Rome, a management consultancy working across multiple sectors.

He served on the UK and Global boards of a large PLC and was a Partner at PIPC, an international change management firm. He was retained by accountancy firm BDO LLP as Head of Sustainability and Innovation.

A visiting professor at the University of Chester, Simon specialises in the alignment of commercial strategy with sustainability, risk and reputation.

Educated at the University of Durham and Imperial College, London, he is a board member of the Leeds City Region LEP and a fellow of the RSA.

A regular speaker and effective presenter, he holds leadership roles across the private, public and third sectors and has a particular focus on the nexus between social, political and economic systems.

Past experience

2015 - present Managing Director, Project Rome Limited
2017 - present Chair - Solutions for the Planet CIC
2013 - present Board Member and Chair of Green Economy Panel, Leeds City Region LEP
2016 - present Visiting Professor, University of Chester
2017-2020 Regional Accountability Board Member, British Business Bank
2011-2016 Head of Sustainability and Innovation, BDO LLP
2009-2011 Founding Director, Mason Hardy Limited
2008-2011 Trustee and Vice Chair, Carbon Leapfrog
2007-2009 Managing Partner, Sustainable Business Practice, PIPC
2001-2007 UK Board and Global Operations Director, WSP (Energy and Environment) PLC
1994-2001 Project Manager/Technical Director, Delta-Simons Limited