Geoff McDonald

Advocate and campaigner

Minds@Work

Geoff is a very active campaigner for breaking the stigma associated with mental health in the Corporate world and has participated in a number of BBC programmes and campaigns around this subject. In 2016 he convened a meeting with David Cameron and CEOs from FTSE 100 Companies to address their role and agree actions to break the stigma in the corporate world, and has supported The Royal Foundation (Prince William, Harry and Kate) in their mental health campaign. He’s recently had the opportunity to engage with Pope Francis on how we create a more sustainable and inclusive economy through his work with the Global Foundation.
 
Geoff’s background in teaching, HR, marketing, communications and sustainability is considerable. During his 25 years with Unilever, his experience has spanned leadership (VP HR), talent development, organization change, capability development, with particular reference to marketing, and business transformation with purpose at its core. Today Geoff is a very much sought after speaker, inspiring and provoking organisations to put purpose, wellbeing and mental health at the centre of everything they do. He too is an Executive Director of Open Minds Health - an organisation providing businesses with practical strategies to address workplace mental wellbeing culture for achievable, measurable and sustainable improvement of employee wellbeing.