Simon Darby

Associate Director - Head of East of England

Simon is a highly experienced consultant, having worked in public affairs and communications for over a decade.

He advises clients on navigating the policy, political and regulatory environment impacting their business and helps them to engage with policymakers and wider stakeholders. Simon has an extensive track record of delivering successful public affairs and PR programmes for clients to help them achieve their objectives.

Simon is responsible for setting the strategic direction of our work for clients and leading account teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality campaigns. During his career, Simon has worked with clients across a range of sectors. Notably, this has included organisations within the housing & regeneration, consumer affairs, tax & employee benefits, transport and outsourced public services sectors.

Simon has worked with organisations at both a national government and local government level and has particular experience of supporting clients to engage with London policymakers, both at a pan-London GLA level and with individual Boroughs.

Simon Darby's Blogs

PLMR sponsors Honourable Misfits book launch

The review of football governance – a test case for ‘Johnsonism’?

Repaying the younger generation?

Trading into 2021

Devolution – an East of England blueprint?

The Government’s pet Projects

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