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Simon Brittain

Managing partner Assessment and Talent Management MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Simon leads the Kiddy assessment team and the development of our thinking and tools in this area. He works with senior leaders to better position themselves for success.

Simon undertakes assignments that include executive assessment for recruitment and development, career coaching and development planning. He works with clients to define the leadership capabilities and outputs required for future success at both the individual and organisational level. He has a particular interest in High Potentials and works with clients to define their needs in this area and then identify and develop their high potential talent at all levels in their business.

He has extensive experience across a range of sectors including financial services, engineering, publishing/media, professional services and law firms. Current and recent clients include HSBC, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Pearson, Credit Suisse Reed Elsevier, Centrica, Saudi Telecom, First Gulf Bank and Morgan Crucible.

Simon is a leading authority on assessment and talent management issues, contributing to articles in the national press (including the FT), HR press (including People Management and Personnel Today), trade and psychology magazines, as well as a number of book chapters for the FT and Association of Business Psychologists.

Before joining Kiddy in the mid 1990s, Simon worked both as a consultant with a number of organisations and as a manager within a large distribution business. He is a chartered psychologist, a principal member of the Association of Business Psychologists and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.