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Simon Hamlyn: new CICES CEO

Please give a big welcome to our new Chief Executive Officer, Simon Hamlyn, appointed during the Summer of 2022 and commencing in post from September.

Simon replaces our outgoing CEO, Ann Allen, who was instrumental in steering the organisation through the difficulties of the pandemic.

She also contributed to the development of the Institution’s 30-year-strategy, which will now be taken on by Simon with the support of CICES staff.

A wealth of experience

Simon has worked with both consumer and trade membership organisations since 2001, including eight years as CEO of the British Hydropower Association.

His prior experience incorporates a degree in 3D design and a career in sectors such as publishing, entertainment, hotels and leisure. 

Simon lives in Whitchurch, Shropshire and has two children and a Staffordshire terrier named Tilly.

His free-time interests include music, cooking, sport, collecting original artwork and poetry appreciation.

Simon is also the Vice Chair of the Samuel Higginson Almshouse Trust and Honorary Life Member of the South African Wingshooters Association.

Open communication

CICES president Andy Evans commented on the new appointment, saying:

‘It was a pleasure to be able to introduce Simon Hamlyn at the AGM for his first day working for CICES.

‘I look forward to working with him during my remaining time as president and in the years to come - welcome Simon!’

Simon himself expressed his keenness to work with CICES members, saying:

‘I’m delighted to be the new CICES chief executive officer and looking forward to working on your behalf, ensuring the institution represents your best interests.

‘And with the support of the talented head office team, I expect to grow both our membership and our influence. 

‘I’m committed to open communication, continuous engagement and being accessible to all members.

‘Please feel free to contact me at any time with your views, ideas and those issues that matter to you. 

‘I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in future - but in the meantime, feel free to get in touch.’

Published: 07 October 2022