Work Winning Director, Galliford Try Facilities Management
Shortlisted Candidate 2015
It is a great honour to have been short-listed as one of the ten finalists for this year’s Future Leaders Award. I am fortunate and thankful to have fantastic role models, networks and family to support and guide me on my journey to realising my potential and fulfilling my ambitions. I am proud to be part of an age where recognition such as Women in the City exists for women like me.
With over 15 years in the Construction and Facilities Management industry in various roles, Simi is a Board Director with a strong vision, commitment and track record of winning work through bespoke customer-led solutions. She has a strong ethos of exceeding expectations in order to inspire individuals and teams to achieve both their business and personal targets. Member of Women in Facilities Management and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Mentor.
Phil Wainwright, COO – Private Sector UK, Bilfinger Europa Facility Management Ltd
Simi is unique with an unswerving desire to generate success for all. I have witnessed many examples of her selfless and proactive commitment to business growth and she has delivered significant outcomes quickly. She takes her role model responsibilities seriously and would often recite diversity statistics in order to instil positive change.
Simi’s leadership qualities centre on:
• Being tenacious;
• Exuding credibility and
• “Keeping it real”: a phrase, which sums her up brilliantly.
I know there are many exceptional ‘Women in the City’, however, there are few women today at her level who warrant this award more than Simi.