Simon Morris joined Ombudsman Services in 2012 as a consultant and became Director of Business Development in
January 2013, before taking on the role of Managing Director in 2014.
A graduate of Durham University and a Fellow of the British Institute of Facilities Management, Simon’s
expertise is in high level administration and business development.
In 1971 he joined the Royal Air Force where he had a long and distinguished career for 27 years. This is where
he gained valuable experience of personnel, financial and estate management and fine-tuned his planning skills.
In 1997 he left the RAF and became Secretary and Registrar of Keele University where he stayed until December
2011. In this role he was the Head of the University Administration and Secretary to the University Council and
Senate, adding governance and risk management to his portfolio of experience.
He is a non executive director of UNIAC, an internal audit company that specialises in universities, Chair
of the Staffordshire Community Foundation, a trustee of almshouses in Nantwich and is a Deputy Lieutenant of
In his spare time he is a keen chef and a passionate follower of football, particularly Stoke City.