Contact Simon Renfrey

Areas of expertise

  • Communications Systems
  • Defence Info Systems


Simon Renfrey has practical experience of communications and information systems project and engineering management. He served in the British Army as a communications and information systems engineer in the Royal Corps of Signals before being appointed as a lecturer. During this time he has filled various roles in command of Royal Signals sub-units and technical staff posts managing information systems and services and in Defence Acquisition which has included the procurement and through life management of a range of capabilities.

Current activities

Drawing on his prior experience, he is now a lecturer in the Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber on the Education and Scholarship career path. He teaches on the Information Capability Management MSc, the Battlespace Technology MSc and the Defence Acquisition Management MSc. In addition, he supervises a range of MSc and MBA(D) students and supports the Capability and Acquisition Management Courses (UK Students)

His academic interests include: information systems as a socio-technical construct; command and control; the application of information and surveillance technologies and information system project management.

He holds: an honours degree in Electrical Engineering (Cranfield University, 1983 - 1986), a MBA from the Open University (2000 - 2004) and a MSc in Defence Acquisition Management (Cranfield University; 2007-2008). He is also a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Member of the Association for Project Management.


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