We are pleased to announce the arrival of Simon Giles as the Managing Director of the Tyréns UK Group of Companies. In this new role, Simon will have responsibility for building on the vision and foundations set up by AKT II, Hilson Moran and Tyréns UK.
Simon joins Tyréns after 21 years at the global technology company Accenture, most recently leading the Cities industry segment globally. This appointment is part of Tyréns’ strategy to build a strong presence in the UK, seizing on the emerging opportunities created by the geopolitical shift in Europe, expanding further internationally and playing a leading role in the digital transformation of the industry.
Simon started his career as a utilities strategist working with UK and international utilities on regulation, asset and work management. In 2008 he set up the Cities practice with a focus on how new digital technologies can be used to make cities and the built environment better places to live work and play.
Over the last decade Simon has become one of the leading voices in the Smart Cities field, working with cities, developers, architects and engineers to develop and deliver new digital master plans. He will bring his depth of experience in this field and infuse it with the already world-renowned practices of AKT II, Hilson Moran and Tyréns.
His role at Tyréns will include providing support in building the UK practices and assisting AKT II, Hilson Moran and Tyréns UK as they grow into new international markets and coordinate the activities of these companies with those of Tyréns AB in Sweden.
Simon also joins the Tyréns Group executive team where he, in close collaboration with CEO Johan Dozzi, Managing Director Tyréns Sweden and Managing Director Tyréns East, will play a major role in building Tyréns as a leading North European consultancy group.