Simon Lay

Director, Olsson Fire & Risk

Simon co-founded the Olsson Fire & Risk UK business in 2016 to offer clients independent, expert advice. Previously Simon has worked with AECOM as Director of Fire Engineering, and led Fire Engineering team for WSP. His technical expertise and strategic business development has been fundamental to establishing teams as credible providers of fire engineering services on a global scale.

With 20 years of experience in the delivering of specialist design consultancy services, Simon is an inspirational leader and an expert in all aspects of building design, able to contribute and represent a multi-discipline consultancy on his own in complex tender, delivery and problem resolution negotiations.

Simon has led and contributed to the fire strategy design for a large number of high rise projects including the CTBUH Award winning Beetham Tower in Manchester, The Shard and Strata in London, India Tower in Mumbai, the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai and many others around the world