Simon Lucas

Founder & Consultant

Simon is Society's Founder. From 2010 to 2023, he was the company's Chief Executive Officer. Although he has stepped back from the day-to-day running of the firm, he remains one of our lead consultants. He is a passionate believer in the ability of leadership to have a transformative effect on organisations, and in the ability of responsible organisations to have a transformative impact on the wider world.

Simon grew up in South Wales, and read Philosophy and Politics at the University of Warwick. Along the way, he was Head Boy of Olchfa Comprehensive School in Swansea, and President of the Students’ Union at Warwick. In 2005, he was hired as one of the first colleagues at the executive search firm Perrett Laver. He worked there for several years before setting up Society. Simon’s personal search track record includes handling Vice-Chancellor appointments for the University of Southampton and the University of Nottingham, Chief Executive appointments for the likes of WAC Arts, Membership Solutions Ltd (MSL), and the National Trust for Scotland, and Non-Executive appointments for HM Treasury, CAFCASS, and the British Exploring Society.

Simon was a founding Trustee of The Society Foundation and is currently Vice-Chair of Hitchin Girls' School in Hertfordshire.

Business chemistry profile: DRIVER (‘RED BLUE’)  Myers Briggs type indicator: ENTJ (‘The COMMANDER’)


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