Simon Brown

Chief Learning Officer, Novartis

Simon Brown is Chief Learning Officer for Novartis, a leading global medicine company based in Switzerland that is reimaging medicine, he is also author of the recently launched book ‘The Curious Advantage’.

He is leading the strategy for Novartis to ‘Go Big on Learning’ in support of the company-wide culture transformation to become ‘Curious, Inspired and Unbossed’.

Before Novartis, Simon led the enterprise-wide learning transformation at Lloyds Banking Group. Previously, he led the UK Learning Strategy offering at Accenture, and co-founded one of the UK's leading e-Learning companies, BrightWave. He has worked with leading global organizations including Microsoft, HSBC, Barclays, BT, Canon and BP.

Over the last year the Novartis team have picked up multiple learning awards for their work to develop the 108,000 associates at Novartis, including ATD BEST Award, Cornerstone’s Learning Strategy Innovation Award and a Chief Learning Officer award.