Simon Trowell

Simon Trowell

Board Member

Board Member Since: 2024

A Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemist by training, Simon has spent the last thirty-five years within research and development within the biopharmaceutical industry. After commencing his career in respiratory clinical research, he progressed through a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within clinical research operations with a concerted focus on the design, development, implementation, and management of quality risk management and, educational and developmental systems.  Most recently, as VP Quality, Capability and Risk Management at GSK, Simon was accountable for oversight of quality, risk management, capability building, policy and process, and technology system business ownership for the global clinical operations function. Simon retired from this role in January 2023 to pursue interests in the non-for-profit world, occasional consulting with the biopharma industry, as well as his pastimes, which include membership of a choir and the study of wine.

Why did you choose to become a member of the Mazzoni Center Board?

Throughout my career I have been passionate about the equitable provision of healthcare, in its most holistic sense. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and someone who has lived in or nearby to Philadelphia for the last 22 years, membership of the Mazzoni Center Board offers me an opportunity to directly contribute to the provision of comprehensive health services, focused on the local community, thereby improving the quality of life of those we serve.