Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Simon Morioka is Joint Managing Director and co-founder of PPL, and a Senior Advisor on Integrating Care.
Simon began his career at global management consultancy Accenture, where he worked as a senior manager on projects and programmes with clients including Ericsson, Sony, Disney and Universal Pictures, based in Europe, Asia and the US.
In 2004, Simon joined the London Borough of Lambeth on secondment, to help develop a £30 million service transformation programme; subsequently staying on for 3 years as the council’s Director for strategic, transformational and technology services.
During this period, Lambeth rose to national prominence for its achievements in project and programme delivery, finalists in both the Guardian Public Service Transformation Awards and IT Department of the Year. The council completed its journey from being rated “Poor” at the start of 2004, to achieving a Three Star “Good” CPA rating in 2008, underpinned by successful investment in better processes, systems and infrastructure. As part of the dissemination of the work, Simon chaired both the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s National eCapacity Building Programme, and the South-East London partnership of London Connects.
Simon has subsequently worked at board level as CIO of a major global educational charity, and as an NHS Programme Director on multi-million pound change programmes in both community and acute settings; involving a focus on pathway re-design, service and cost improvement, and benefits realisation.
Since co-founding PPL in 2007, Simon has led the organisation’s work on a number of public sector programmes, including the “People Powered Health Programme” with NESTA and the Innovation Unit, implementing co-production in the area of long-term conditions management; work with individual Pioneer and Vanguard sites to establish person-centred, co-ordinated care across their local populations; and with the LGA, NHS England, ADASS and Public Health England as part of the National Collaborative, on developing support for “whole-system” integrated care with over 100 Health & Wellbeing Boards.
Building on significant experience in local government, the NHS, and around strategic delivery, Simon has presented extensively on health and social care reform. Recent publications include with Reform, on managing change in the acute sector, and with Claire Kennedy in the Journal of Integrated Care, on whole-system integrated care in England. His current role includes providing strategic advice to chief executives, chief officers and CCG chairs; and facilitating dialogue between commissioners and providers across primary, community, acute and social services.
Simon holds an MA from the University of Cambridge, is a member of the CBI Local Government and Health Panels, and a Fellow of the RSA.