Interim Managers in Action – Podcast 4 with Simon Berry

Russam, nearly 40 years ago, was the first to promote the concept of Interim Management in the UK; helping organisations to survive and thrive through providing very fast access to experts in their fields. Individuals, typically over-qualified, that could perform at the highest levels and deliver change.

We now have a talent pool of 38,000 and many more globally via our international Worldwide Interim Group (WIL), and the use of Interims is now mainstream.

I am Jason Atkinson, Managing Director and Head of our Interim Practice at Russam. I am delighted to bring you this series of Podcasts – Interim Managers in Action.

In Podcast 4 I am speaking to a very old friend, Simon Berry. Not only is he a brilliant tennis player but he has made a big impact on the Interim Management industry.

For over 14 years Simon has run the Interim Management Workshop, helping over 3,500 senior managers to make a rapid and successful transition into Interim Management and/or Consulting through workshops and one to one coaching. When I was Chairman of the Interim Management Association, I worked with Simon to make this the best workshop going and ensure the leading providers supported it. He also runs a firm called the Independent Executive that supports individuals and works with teams.

Before this, he spent many years as a director of NCR Corporation (NYSE : NCR), the leading software company, running sales teams.

Simon has hundreds of endorsements on LinkedIn. One of my personal favourites is:

“Even the world’s elite sportsmen and women need expert coaches to ensure they remain sharp and on top of their game. When I first considered interim management, I attended a workshop run by Simon and I subsequently had a “one to one” with him on the very specific subject of identifying and presenting my USPs. I found his expertise and creative approach most helpful and his personable style engaging. It has helped me become a successful interim.”

CLICK HERE to listen to our conversation.

Contact us

Call us on 0207 099 2222 or email

Crown commercial service supplier logo
ISO 9001 certified logo
NCVO trusted supplier 2021 logo
Recruiter winner logo