Simon Kay

Associate – Moore Kingston Smith Nonprofit Advisory

Simon Kay

Simon Kay combines working as a coach and consultant. He recently completed the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at the Henley Business School and is building his coaching practice, with a focus on people working in nonprofit organisations, universities and in international development. As an Associate for Moore Kingston Smith’s Nonprofit Advisory service, he provides consulting support ranging from fundraising through to organisational design and strategy, governance, and risk.

His career began in biomedical research, before joining the British Council and working in Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Russia, Sudan, Israel and the UK, focussing on cultural diplomacy in education, international development, science, English language and the arts.  He later joined the UK’s largest foundation, the Wellcome Trust where, combining his interest in science with international experience, he led Wellcome’s funding operations in sub-Saharan Africa, India and Southeast Asia. His leadership of these initiatives drew on his skills and experience in relationship building, operational and risk management, knowledge of research and grant funding, and cross-cultural working.

Clients appreciate Simon’s international and multicultural background, his calm and thoughtful listening but also his willingness to provide challenge and alternative perspective, all delivered in a coaching manner with questions designed to catalyse a strong thinking partnership.

Simon shares and broadens his experience through voluntary roles. He is a Governor at Ardingly College in West Sussex and a director of a research and knowledge charity INASP. He previously held Director and Trustee roles with the Malaria Consortium and research organisations in Kenya, South Africa, and India.

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