Deputy chief executive retires after 19 years

Published: December 22 2020
Last updated: September 28 2022

After 19 years of service as the deputy chief executive of Epilepsy Action, Simon Wigglesworth will retire at the end of this year.

Simon has been instrumental in improving health services for people with epilepsy, including supporting the implementation of NICE guidelines, campaigning for wider access to epilepsy surgery for children and raising awareness of the need for pre-conception counselling for women with epilepsy. He was previously a trustee of the Neurological Alliance for six years. He was also a trustee and treasurer of the Joint Epilepsy Council, an umbrella body of epilepsy charities in the UK and Ireland, for eight years.

Philip Lee, chief executive of Epilepsy Action, said: “Simon will be leaving us with our heartfelt thanks for everything he has done for the charity and for people with epilepsy. Everyone at Epilepsy Action would like to wish him all the best in whatever adventures he has in front of him. Epilepsy Action has now begun the search for a new Deputy Chief Executive who we hope will come into post early in 2021.”