Alexander "Sandy" Simpson
Principal Partner at Simpson-Rich
Sandy has 30 years of international business experience in diverse industries at senior strategic leadership levels as well as leading a strategic human resources consulting firm.
He has held Senior Vice President and senior Human Resources leadership position at Gillette, Pillsbury, Diageo, Intercontinental Hotels and HSBC. Sandy led Human Resource organizations in Europe and the United States and is an experienced global executive.
Sandy's work has emphasized the development and implementation of Human Capital and organizational strategies on an international basis. He has broad and deep experience in integrating human capital strategies with business strategies.
International mergers and acquisitions have been significant areas of focus. For example, he was the Human Resources executive responsible for integrating acquisitions worldwide at HSBC while based in London and New York. Additionally, he was the HR head leading human capital initiatives during Diageo's acquisition of Pillsbury.
Sandy has extensive experience in developing and coaching senior leaders in Global 1000 organizations, and has particular strengths and interest in organization strategy, organization effectiveness and development, and talent management.
International and domestic US compensation have been important aspects of Sandy's career and he was head of compensation and benefits worldwide for HSBC in London.
Sandy has advanced degrees in Sociology and Economics from the University of Stirling in Scotland and is a certified Hudson Institute coach whose certification is recognized by the International Coaching Federation, as well as certified in coaching by the Center for Creative Leadership.
Sandy is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and is a qualified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator as well as being a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Human Resource Planning Society, the American Society for Training and Development and World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association).
Sandy, a Scot, is of course a golf "fanatic" as well as an exercise addict. He maintains close ties with both business and family in the UK.