Simon Helliwell is Executive Vice President Human Resources, leading Elsevier’s people priorities in support of the Elsevier strategy. Simon is responsible for the delivery of the full range of HR practices including Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Rewards, Organisation Design and business partnering support. Simon has been with Elsevier since 2007 and has undertaken a number roles including HR Director UK & Ireland, PeopleSoft functional implementation lead, Global Head of Rewards and SVP Human Resources US, based in Philadelphia. Simon began his career as an engineer in the petrochemical industry before moving into Operations roles in the consumer goods industry and then into Human Resources in the Financial Services sector. Simon graduated with an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath.