Matt Simkin
CIPD Senior Tutor

I heard about Busec Nova from a friend and I instantly loved their approach to learning. I joined the company in April 2017.

My career in HR started with a distance learning course, the Certificate in Training Practice, so I understand the pressures that learners are under when trying to fit studying in around the rest of their lives.

I’ve always been involved in helping people learn. I was lucky enough to work for an organisation that paid for my Masters in HR. In 2010 I became a Chartered Fellow of CIPD.

My career has included a variety of roles covering learning, organisation design, organisation effectiveness, merger strategy and change management. These days, as well as working with Busec Nova, I’m an HR and OD consultant.

The biggest buzz I get is when I explain something to someone that they haven’t understood before and I can see or hear that they ‘get it’.

I spend much of my leisure time catching up with friends, going for walks (sometimes with the dog) and reading and listening to Radio 4. I also watch a fair bit of TV and spend far too long going down rabbit holes online. Google can be your friend, but it can also use up an awful lot of time.