Simon Knighton has been the Chairman of Sirona since its establishment in 2011. He brings with him a wealth of experience from industry and from working in a number of socially based businesses, including as Chief Executive of the NHS Expert Patients Programme. He also played a leading role in establishing the now highly successful Motability Scheme and led the award winning Customer First franchise which set service quality standards for disabled people amongst Motability’s 3000 car dealers.
Simon is passionate about the provision of high quality health and social care services for all in our communities and takes a particular interest in promoting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing. He is a keen climber and mountaineer himself, having reached 7800m on the challenging Everest north ridge, and has twice sailed the Atlantic. He also undertakes a number of half marathons throughout the year and has helped train a small team of Sirona runners many of whom entered their first half marathon in Bath in 2014.
Simon is married with four children and lives in Wiltshire.