Simon Letchford

 

Managing Director

Simon manages Scotwork’s North American business and is a Partner in Scotwork's Australian business. He brings over 20 years of international negotiating and executive leadership experience within the IT, health, retail, defense and professional services markets. Prior to joining the North American team in 2010, Simon spent three years running Scotwork's Australian business, delivering significant growth through the global financial crisis.

Before his commencement with Scotwork, Simon acted as founder and Managing Director of Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems, a highly successful Australian defense company as well as the NSW President of the Australian Industry Defense Network. He was responsible for leading negotiations that determined federal government procurement policies covering billions of dollars of annual spend.

He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

 

 

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The Lazy Negotiator

If you’re anything like me, you like to combine good results, with the least amount of work. I was fascinated to hear President Trump claim last week that he “didn’t think he needed to prepare very much” going into his summit with Kim Jong-Un to discuss denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. While we’ll all have to wait a few months to seriously measure the success or otherwise of that initial Singapore meeting, (and - like everything else in this deeply divided nation right now - opinions tends to be heavily influenced by which political party you happen to support), it got me thinking about the minimum amount of preparation necessary to go into a serious negotiation.

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