Simon Harrison is a director with responsibility for strategic development at global engineering, management and development consultant Mott MacDonald, and takes a strong interest in strategic change in markets, technologies and end user expectations. He also chairs the IET’s Energy Policy Panel and leads its Future Power Systems Architecture Project activity, which is supporting the government in developing an underlying engineering strategy for the future decarbonised electricity system in GB.
An electrical engineer, Simon has played a key role in developing Mott MacDonald’s renewable, thermal and nuclear power businesses, including opening a number of new geographic and sector markets. He also has an interest in energy policy, and has directed a number of key studies in the UK. During his career Simon has played key roles in the development and financing of numerous privately financed infrastructure projects in sectors including power, water, transport, telecommunications and the built environment, in most corners of the world.
He has taken a leading role in many privately financed infrastructure projects around the world as well as privatisations and acquisitions. Prior to this he undertook planning of major electricity transmission and distribution systems. He is a visiting professor at Southampton University and is a Fellow of the IET and the Energy Institute.