Kathryn Simpson Consulting was started in 2007, following over 15 years of internal and external consulting experience working for GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand. Kathryn is a Certified Management Consultant, an accredited change manager and a green belt in Lean Sigma.
After graduating from the University of Manchester with a BSc Hons Chemistry, she worked for Unilever and for Four Square (a division of Mars) developing analytical procedures and bringing new products to market.
Her consulting career began in 1989 and spanned the UK and Canada in two different companies – Coopers and Lybrand and KPMG. As a consultant, her strategy focus on the food industry broadened to deliver process redesign and quality management services to a diverse group of clients including hospitals, government and pharmaceutical companies.
She joined GlaxoWellcome in 1996 as a Process Improvement manager in the R&D division, where amongst other projects, implemented a new strategic planning process. After the merger of GlaxoWellcome and Smith Kline Beecham her mandate expanded across the Canadian enterprise as she worked with business leaders developing and implementing strategy. In 2004 she became acting Director of Business Strategy and Investment and in 2005 as Director of Medical Business Operations she created and led a new department and implemented a new Lean Sigma capability within the medical division.
She is now working with organizations in Canada and the UK to turn strategies into sustainable success. She partners with an extensive peer network to ensure the best resources are brought in to obtain optimum results for each project.