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Mindy Simon

Mindy Simon

Co-Director, NHS Innovation Accelerator

Mindy is Co-Director at the NHS Innovation Accelerator. She is responsible for the programme’s execution while providing guidance to innovators. Her journey began in 2013 when she joined UCLPartners, eventually transitioning to the NIA in 2017.

She has spent much of her extensive career working in the health and life sciences sector, holding senior leadership and operational roles across health and higher education institutions. She began her healthcare career overseas, running a private primary care practice before continuing her career in the UK establishing the organisational structure of a department focused on alternative therapies education at prestigious institutions such as the University of Oxford, and King’s College London.

Mindy’s experience includes leading Board-level governance, supporting Executive teams to drive organisational and programme efficiencies as well as leading infrastructure projects and cross-functional collaboration. She is passionate about supporting innovators in addressing the challenges faced by the NHS, patients, and the health and social care sector, and breaking down barriers to achieving successful health outcomes through scaling innovation.

Outside of work, Mindy is the mother of two boys and a Trustee of a primary school Parent Teacher Association. She has a First-Class BA (Hons) in Communication, Media and Culture, and holds a qualifying Law Masters.

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