Dr Simon Timson is Manchester City Football Club’s Performance Director and a member of the Leadership Team responsible for driving the Club’s on-pitch performance to consistently challenge for major trophies. Simon is responsible for science, medicine and performance analyses across the men and women’s 1st Team and Academies. Simon was Director of Performance at UK Sport (2013 – 2016), leading the high performance system to unprecedented success at Rio 2016 where Great Britain became the first nation ever to be more successful in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games after hosting, finishing 2nd on both medal tables. In 2017, Simon co-authored the Amazon best selling book, the Talent Lab, which tells the story behind Britain’s Rio 2016 success, and how any team, business or individual can learn from it.