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Simon Armstrong

Lead Auditor | SAAS | United Kingdom

Mr. Armstrong is a Lead Accreditation Auditor for SAAS. From 2008 to the present, Mr. Armstrong has been Director of Simon Armstrong & Associates. 

In addition to his work with SAAS, for the past 12 years, he has been a Lead Assessor and Accreditation Program Manager for Accreditation Services International (ASI) for the FSC and RSPO schemes. He has been developing and piloting accreditation services for RSPO, leading a project to develop an Intelligent Assurance Centre for scheme owners, drafting specific scheme owner certification body accreditation requirements, and reviewing the RSB certification standards for WWF. His project evaluations include financial and economic modeling and social and environmental evaluation.

In addition, Mr. Armstrong has worked on strategy development for forestry and forest industries. Mr. Armstrong developed his forestry qualifications and experience as Project Manager for the Confederation of Forest Industries, in which he facilitated public-private sector partnership organizations to deliver on multiple social, economic and environmental objectives, as well as through his working relationship with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Moreover, Mr. Armstrong has 8 years of experience as a consultant working on forest industry initiatives.

Mr. Armstrong obtained a BS degree and graduated with First Class Honors in Ecological Science (Resource Management) at Edinburgh University in 1993. He then obtained his MS degree in Forestry and Land Use at Oxford University in 1997, followed by an MBA at Edinburgh University in 2002. He graduated from both from Oxford University and Edinburgh University with distinction.