Group Executive Leadership Team & Family Board

Group Executive Leadership Team

Our group executive team is responsible for the smooth running of the operational side of our business. They, together, working with the rest of our workforce are responsible for the
delivery of our strategic goals and ambitions.

Gareth Simm

Gareth Simm

CEO - HE Simm Group

Gareth joined the business in the mid 1990s, following four years as an engineer for firms based in Bath, Manchester and Liverpool. He joined as Business Development Manager, a position he held for 15 years. Alongside his role, he learned the 'business' ropes from his father Lawrence – the then Managing Director. He took over in 2010 as MD himself and leads the business today. Gareth has overseen substantial growth over the last ten years, taking the company to where it is now. He is responsible for strategy, business growth and ensuring the future proofing of HE Simm for the next generation.

In 2020, after integrating the family businesses of HE Simm, HESIS and Aspen Thorn, Gareth became the CEO of the HE Simm Group of companies.

John Lennie

John Lennie

Managing Director (South) Engineering Services Division - HE Simm Group

John is the Managing Director of our Engineering Services Division - South. He is responsible for business operations and for ensuring our presence in the South is industry leading.

He started his career working for Haden Young in 1980 as a technical apprentice, progressing to other national MEP operators including Rotary North West.

At HE Simm John works as an Executive Team member and supports Gareth and the rest of the Executive team on the overall running of the business.

Greg Simm

Greg Simm

Managing Director (North) Engineering Services Division - HE Simm Group

Greg has a strong operational background, having forged an extensive career working within the field of Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Engineering.

As a third generation family member, his career began studying a BSc in Building Services, before joining a Liverpool-based consultancy. He joined HE Simm 19 years ago and has since progressed through the ranks to the position he holds today – which sees him responsible for our Engineering Services division - North.

Barry Juggins

Barry Juggins

Managing Director Integrated Services Division - HE Simm Group

With a successful career of over 22 years in the fire and security industry, Barry brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Managing Director of Integrated Services, which incorporates HESIS, Aspen Thorn, FM and Special Projects.

Barry has total focus on providing his customers with the services and systems they require, ensuring they are safe, secure and compliant. His expertise lies in some of the most challenging professional environments such as hospitals, airports, prisons and schools.

Jim Inglis

Jim Inglis

Finance Director - HE Simm Group

Jim is a senior financial professional, a commercial Scottish Chartered Accountant and has successfully managed and directed finance, treasury and IT departments for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of well-known companies including Mouchel International and Keepmoat. Jim joined HE Simm in 2015 and has a proven track record of directing the company to deliver bottom line growth.

Vicky Simm

Vicky Simm

HR Director - HE Simm Group

Victoria Simm joined HE Simm in 2014 before becoming the companies HR Manager. Today she is the Group HR Director, with responsibility to develop the group's Human Resources strategy for the benefit of our people and the business.

Prior to working at HE Simm, she was a Chartered physiotherapist for the Aintree NHS Trust as well as a Specialist Palliative Care Physiotherapist at Marie Curie Cancer Care, Liverpool Hospice.

She has a BSc (Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University in Sports Development and Coaching and a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Teesside. She has also studied a CIPD in HR Management, gaining a Level 5 qualification in May 2019.

Eddie Molnar

Eddie Molnar

Non-Executive Director

After a successful career in Building Services, the latter part of which was spent as an Executive Director of National MEP contractors, Eddie joined HE Simm in an advisory role to assist in the strategic growth plan proposed by the business.

Having previously expanded other businesses in to new geographies and with an extensive knowledge of the London construction market, Eddie was a vital part of HE Simm's development in to a major, national MEP provider.

Eddie remains a integral part of the HE Simm Executive Team to this day, providing guidance and expertise to Gareth and the rest of the Executive Team.

Family Board

HE Simm is a family owned business. The third generation of the family, led by Gareth Simm as CEO are the future of HE Simm both for their generation
and others that follow to take the reins.

Gareth Simm

Gareth Simm

CEO - HE Simm Group

Gareth joined the business in the mid 1990s, following four years as an engineer for firms based in Bath, Manchester and Liverpool. He joined as Business Development Manager, a position he held for 15 years. Alongside his role, he learned the 'business' ropes from his father Lawrence – the then Managing Director. He took over in 2010 as MD himself and leads the business today. Gareth has overseen substantial growth over the last ten years, taking the company to where it is now. He is responsible for strategy, business growth and ensuring the future proofing of HE Simm for the next generation.

In 2020, after integrating the family businesses of HE Simm, HESIS and Aspen Thorn, Gareth became the CEO of the HE Simm Group of companies.

Greg Simm

Greg Simm

Managing Director (North) Engineering Services Division - HE Simm Group

Greg has a strong operational background, having forged an extensive career working within the field of Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Engineering.

As a third generation family member, his career began studying a BSc in Building Services, before joining a Liverpool-based consultancy. He joined HE Simm 19 years ago and has since progressed through the ranks to the position he holds today – which sees him responsible for our Engineering Services division - North.

Martyn Simm

Martyn Simm

IT Director - HE Simm Group

Martyn Simm joined the family business in the 2000s. He started off working part-time on the tools as a plumber, his first full time experience of spending time on site was at the Liverpool Marriot Hotel scheme the company was completing at the time (2000/2001). He studied at the University of Northumbria as a Quantity Surveyor (HND), which he completed in 2003.

During University Martyn worked for Bowey Construction in Newcastle, he also completed a NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate.
Martyn’s full time position at HE Simm started in 2004 as a Accountants Assistant learning from his mum Jean Simm. Today he holds the position of Group IT Director.

Vicky Simm

Vicky Simm

HR Director - HE Simm Group

Victoria Simm joined HE Simm in 2014 before becoming the companies HR Manager. Today she is the Group HR Director, with responsibility to develop the group's Human Resources strategy for the benefit of our people and the business.

Prior to working at HE Simm, she was a Chartered physiotherapist for the Aintree NHS Trust as well as a Specialist Palliative Care Physiotherapist at Marie Curie Cancer Care, Liverpool Hospice.

She has a BSc (Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University in Sports Development and Coaching and a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Teesside. She has also studied a CIPD in HR Management, gaining a Level 5 qualification in May 2019.