Simon Bollom

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Air Marshal Sir Simon Bollom is the former Chief of Materiel (Air) (COM AIR) in Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) at the British Ministry of Defence.

He left the MOD in April 2016 and in July 2017 set up his own independent consultancy, taking on commissions with CH2M and KPMG.


Sir Simon was COM AIR between 1 October 2012 and 29 April 2016. His last day in Crown service was 27 September 2016.

According to ACOBA:

As COM AIR Sir Simon led the Air sector and was responsible for the acquisition and support for all fixed wing and fast jet aircraft. He was a member for the Air Force and DE&S Executive Boards, the senior airworthiness engineer and RAF Chief Engineer and was responsible and accountable for the leadership of 12 integrated project teams comprising 1600 personnel with an annual budget of approximately £3.5bn.
Sir Simon is proposing to set up an independent consultancy offering general advisory work on business strategy, project management, and safety engineering with a particular emphasis on aviation. He has registered a company for this purpose called Altus Advisory Limited.