On 23rd November in London, The Crowd brought together 120+ senior health & safety, wellbeing and sustainability professionals for X Health, Safety & Wellbeing.
This impactful half day event explored how to apply exponential and disruptive thinking and solutions to corporate health, safety and wellbeing strategies, inspiring and connecting the leading minds from a mix of industry sectors.
We explored how disruptive technologies like augmented and virtual reality, and new supportive initiatives for employee mental health and wellbeing are exponentially changing traditional health and safety programmes in large organisations, sharing knowledge and latest thinking amongst the community.
The programme on the day was a mix of inspiring keynotes, high level panels, peer roundtable discussions and structured networking.
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.
Judith Grant is Associate Director of Health and Wellbeing at Mace Group and is responsible for strategic occupational health, occupational hygiene and wellbeing delivery across the global construction, consultancy & FM business. Formerly, as Group Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing at Royal Mail Group, Judith achieved success in developing and delivering wellbeing strategy and programmes (including Feeling First Class and the First Class Mental Health programme), in addition to overseeing the occupational health and wellbeing contracts. Currently completing a PhD in Occupational Health Psychology and Management at the University of Nottingham Judith has an interest in academic research on workplace wellbeing. With a background that includes working in community health for a local authority, in corporate health promoting wellbeing programmes to businesses and personal training both for a gym and privately, Judith has a varied background in health and wellbeing promotion.
Matt joined Vodafone in 2014 as Director Health, Safety & Wellbeing to lead the global function and drive the corporate objective of zero work related fatalities. Since joining Matthew has lead the development of the Global Wellbeing Framework and driven global fatalities down to the lowest level in 8 years. In addition Matthew with stakeholder input developed the 2020 HSW strategy, concentrating on three key pillars; technology and innovation, ‘Positive’ and risk focussed HSW. Prior to joining Vodafone Matt was Director of Premises, Security Risk and H&S for Barclays Bank Plc based out of Canary Wharf managing a global team of professionals and looking after a 140,000 colleagues and thousands of premises around the world. Before joining the finance sector in 2007 Matt worked in various risk and safety roles within the media industry working for Fremantle Media and the BBC.
Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design focused on improving health and wellbeing in the built environment. He specialises in creating more productive, happier and healthier spaces to live and work in, by implementing Biophilic Design principles. With strong media and presentation skills, he has presented television programmes since 1998 working for numerous channels including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel and Norway's TV2. As a qualified Domestic Energy assessor, he frequently acts as a media spokesperson for the UKís Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust and the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP). He is a regular speaker at essential industry events such as Ecobuild, Grand Designs, Education Estates and Facility Management conferences. He is a trusted voice of authority in interior design having written 3 books- his last urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) selling over 30,000 copies in 8 languages.
Paul is the VP and General Manager of DAQRI International, based in Dublin, Ireland. Headquartered in Los Angeles, DAQRI is a human-machine interface company who are changing the future of work. DAQRI’s flagship product, the DAQRI Smart HelmetTM, is improving efficiency and safety for workers on the job and providing unparalleled cost savings for companies in industrial and manufacturing settings around the globe. Previous to joining DAQRI, Paul was VP Sales and Marketing at Innalabs, a Dublin- based manufacturer of high-performance inertial sensors. Prior to that, he served in a number of leadership roles in Citrix Systems, Xilinx and Curtiss Wright. Paul brings to DAQRI a broad, cross-disciplinary background in engineering, marketing, business development and sales, and leads a worldwide team across multiple DAQRI sites. He has a PhD (in Electronic Engineering) from the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Ruth is the Group Head of Operational Risk at ITV, she started at ITV in 2004 as a Health and Safety Manger and has seen her role grow and change hugely since then. Along with overseeing the Health and Safety support for the now global business her role covers overseeing the Group Insurance programme, the Occupational Health function, Business Resilience and Child Protection. Ruth also gets heavily involved in the approach to risk management across the business. The work of her team is underpinned with their shared vision of being collaborative, innovative and empowering which is key to their success. Ruth has recently been working with the London School of Economics on research around risk taking behaviors within the Production making business. Ruth's career in Health and Safety started in 1997 when she graduated from a degree in Occupational Health and Safety, her first role was as a the National Theatre followed by a brief stint at KPMG and then the Prince's Trust before moving to ITV.
Sally has overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to create a sustainable future. This involves working with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address system-wide challenges, particularly in food and energy.As well as lead the organisation, Sally oversees a small number of projects. Recent projects have included Consumer Futures, Dairy 2020 – a collaborative project delivering a vision for a sustainable dairy sector, and she is currently Project Director of a global multi-stakeholder consortium focused on delivering a sustainable tea value chain, Tea 2030. Sally is also involved in a wide range of Forum’s other projects, including the Net Positive Group (a collaboration with WWF and The Climate Group), the Sustainability and Brands Roundtable, where we are working collaboratively with a wide range of brands, helping them operationalise sustainability, as well as ground-breaking project, Scaling Up Impact, addressing practical ways of achieving collective impact at scale.
Saverio runs research in the areas of M2M, Internet of Things, and wearable technologies. He has published in areas such as mobile healthcare, smart cities, smart utility, data analytics, smart farming, M2M/IoT connectivity, and M2M/IoT platforms. On these subjects, Saverio has also advised organisations such as Vodafone Group, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Motorola Solutions, Telefonica, Sony, Inmarsat, Accenture, Wireless Logic and GSMA. He has talked about IoT related topics as presenter and panelist at several conferences such as IoT Tech Expo, IoT Forum, IoT Convivio, MWC, Wearable Technology Show, and IoT Week. He is also Seminar Lecturer on the IoT Market at Birkbeck College Ubiquitous Computing and IoT Course and Guest Seminar Lecturer at Embedded Systems Group University of Loughborough. Previously, Saverio worked as an M2M/mobile analyst at Frost & Sullivan, telecommunications policy analyst at Technopolis Group and European Commission and as a software developer at DS Group.
|Head of HR||Adnams|
|Vice President Quality, Environmental Health and Safety||Alcatel Submarine Networks (NOKIA)|
|Head of HSEQ||Amey|
|Health, Safety and Environmental Manager||Babcock International|
|HSE Director||Balfour Beatty|
|Divisional Head of HS&W||Bam Nuttall|
|Global Director EHS||Barclays|
|Health and Wellbeing Manager||Biffa|
|Director of HSEQ||Bouygues UK|
|Head of Talent||Bovis Homes|
|Head of Health Safety and Wellbeing||Bupa|
|Group Health & Safety Director||CALA Homes|
|Head of Fire, Safety & Environment||Canary Wharf Management|
|Group SHE Director||Capita Group|
|Director. Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Management||Durkan|
|Head of Site Safety & Assurance||EDF Energy|
|Head of HSE||Eight2O|
|Senior Account Director||EMCOR Group UK|
|Head of Occupational Health & Safety, UK&I||Ericsson|
|Group Head of Health and Safety||First Port|
|Global Director of Health & Safety||G4S|
|Head of QHSE||Gather and Gather|
|Head of Safety, Rick and Continuous||G’s Fresh|
|Head of Sustainability||GVA|
|Senior Environmental and Acoustics Advisor||Hochtief UK Construction|
|OHSE Director||Imperial Brands|
|Key Account Manager||Interface|
|Senior Health & Safety Manager||ISG|
|Head of Health & Safety||ISG|
|Director of HSEQ & CR||ISS UK|
|Group EHS Director||Johnson Matthey|
|Health & Safety Manager||Keller Group|
|Group Safety & Compliance Risk||Kingfisher|
|HSE Leader Construction||Laing O’Rourke|
|HSEQ Director – European Hub||Laing O’Rourke|
|Senior Sustainability Manager||Multiplex|
|Group SHE Director||NG Bailey|
|EMEA H&S Manager||Pearson|
|Lead SHEQS Business Partner||Pennon Group|
|Head of HSE at Polypipe Group||Polypipe|
|Health & Safety Lead||RELX|
|Head of Health and Safety||REM|
|Corporate Head of HSEQ||Ringway Jacobs|
|Head of Health & Safety||Royal British Legion|
|QSHEC Director||Salisbury Group|
|Head of Health and Safety||Selfridges|
|Group SHEQ Director||Severfield|
|Head of HSQE||Siemens|
|Head of Continuous Improvement||Sir Robert McAlpine|
|H&S Ops Manager Corporate & Content||Sky|
|Director Sustainability||Taylor Wimpey|
|Head of Health and Safety||Taylor Woodrow|
|Head of UK & Group People Safety||Tesco|
|Head of Health, Safety and Environment – Estates||The Cooperative|
|Director||Turner & Townsend|
|SHEQ Director||United Living|
|Head of Health and Safety||Virgin Media|
|Head of Safety and Environment (SHEQS)||Viridor Waste Management|
|Principal Manager Health & Safety & Sustainability||Vodafone|
|Group Health Safety & Wellbeing Manager||Vodafone|
|Group Health, Safety & Wellbeing Director||Vodafone|
|Group H&S Manager||WHSmith|