On 23rd May in London, The Crowd convened 100+ senior health & safety, wellbeing and sustainability professionals for our 2nd X Health, Safety & Wellbeing event.
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.
The audience was carefully curated, with senior attendees invited based on their role type and their organisation.
Jennie Armstrong is Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing at Thames Tideway. Jennie has worked in the construction industry since 2009, on major projects including London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail, and now Tideway. She is a registered nurse and has an MSc in Occupational Health: Jennie is currently the chair of BOHS’ Breathe Freely in Construction steering group and a member of the health in construction leadership group.
Jonathan has held a number of senior corporate responsibility, sustainability and safety roles in the financial services, automotive, construction, FMCG, technology and consulting sectors. He took up his current position at Prudential in September after four years at Jaguar Land Rover where he was responsible for the company’s global CSR and sustainability strategies, education programmes, energy management and environmental compliance. In 2013, the company was named BiTC’s Responsible Business of the Year, received the Queens Award for Sustainable Development in 2015 and National CSR Award for its global CSR programme in 2016. Prior to joining JLR, he spent four years at Balfour Beatty, the infrastructure group, as Head of Sustainability, crafting and deploying its 2020 sustainability vision and roadmap.
Kesah Trowell is Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Dixons Carphone and has over 25 years of experience in marketing communications, public relations, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement and sponsorship. Working within Europe’s biggest technology and electrics retailer, Kesah created a CSR function from scratch - and on a relative shoestring - by leveraging ground breaking collaborative sponsorship opportunities to deliver tangible results across a number of metrics – and has picked up a number of prestigious communications awards and accolades along the way.
Tom Cheesewright is the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future and creator of the Futurist's Toolkit, a suite of tools for developing agile organisations.Through consulting, speaking and media work Tom helps people to see, share and respond to a coherent vision of tomorrow. Clients range from charities and public sector organisations to FTSE100 enterprises and global technology corporations.Tom appears frequently in the media, with hundreds of appearances across TV, radio, print and digital providing insight and analysis of the latest technology news and future trends.
Peter Simpson was appointed to the Board of Anglian Water Services Limited in November 2004. He was appointed MD in January 2010 and became CEO of AWG in October 2013. He previously held the position of COO, responsible for the day-to-day functioning of Anglian Water, with a scope covering operations, asset management and customer services. Prior to that, he held positions within the international division of AWG, including Regional Director for Europe and South America, based in the Czech Republic, and Senior VP of Operations, based in the USA. Peter is currently a director of Market Operator Services Limited, having previously been on the board of Open Water Markets Limited and on Defra’s High Level Group on the introduction of non-domestic competition. He served as Chairman of Water UK from April 2012 until September 2013 and is currently President of the Institute of Water.
Emma Currie is a writer, performer and workshop leader, she is founder of Health and Safety company, Acting Up and an associate of Jason Anker’s P2BS. She is known for using story telling techniques to get frontline operatives in heavy industry to open up and engage in dynamic conversations about their culture and what they would like it to look like. Emma set up Acting Up in 1997 following a chance request to provide corporate after dinner theatre for an oil company in Aberdeen; this led to her writing and producting a series of pieces on topics such as Supply Chain Management, Reputation, Leadership, Change, Safety Behaviour and Mental Wellbeing. She is best known for her Health and Safety monologue Gail’s Shoes, the powerful story of a wife of an injured operative. She has made several films and has developed an interactive e-learning platform. She has worked extensively for SSE, Shell, BP, Amec FW, Balfour Beatty, Diageo and Amey amongst many others. She works extensively in the UK and abroad.
Laura Willis is the founder of Shine Offline which she and business partner Anna Kotwinski launched in December 2015 following Laura’s own burn out.After becoming a new mum in 2012, Laura realised she had an unhealthy, unsustainable relationship with her digital technology and that is was adversely affecting her work life balance, wellbeing, relationships and productivity.As part of her recovery Laura began practicing mindfulness regularly and changed how she used her smartphone and other devices. She and her colleagues now work to empower businesses to understand the importance of a positive relationship with digital technology in our 24/7 connected world and deliver their learning sessions to organisations throughout the UK.
Joe Carr has over ten years of mining industry experience. He graduated from Camborne School of Mines with an MEng in Mining Engineering, where he was awarded the Rio Tinto Mining Engineer Scholarship. His first permanent role led him to Finland, where he worked on a greenfield gold development in the Arctic Circle for Agnico-Eagle.After this he worked as a mining engineer in Saudia Arabia, on another greenfield construction project. After the project closed he moved to London, spending the past four-and-a-half years consulting to the mining industry in a technical, due diligence and business improvement capacity. Consultancy has led Joe to work for numerous mining companies including Rio Tinto at Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia and Pueblo Viejo for Barrick. Joe joined Inmarsat to lead its mining sector development, partnering with innovative mining business to help utilise Inmarsat’s industry leading satellite communications services.
Louise started her career as a fashion buyer at Marks & Spencer and transitioned into campaigning by taking health into fashion to support the Government’s national skin cancer prevention programme. As Creative Director at COI, she has led campaigns including World Mental Health Day, 5 A DAY and FRANK. Since joining BITC, Louise has campaigned to establish employee wellbeing as a core responsible business component and a strategic boardroom issue. Under Louise’s leadership, the campaign takes a whole person, whole system approach to supporting thriving people, thriving business and thriving communities. In partnership with Public Health England, BITC has co-produced a suite of innovative, interconnected toolkits consolidating the best evidence, freely available resources and employer practice on physical and mental health, including the taboo topic of suicide and the new emerging topic of sleep and recovery.
|EU EHS Transportation Lead||Amazon|
|Head of HSEQ||Amey – Highways|
|Vice President QEHS||ASN (NOKIA)|
|Head of SHE||BAE Systems Land UK|
|Divisional Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing||BAM Nuttall Ltd|
|Group Health and Safety Director||Biffa|
|Group Head of Social Responsibility||BSI Group|
|Global Head of Health and Safety||Bupa|
|Director of Health and Safety||Bupa UK|
|Group HS&E Director||Byrne Group|
|Head of Health & Safety||Canary Wharf Group|
|Head of UK Benefits||Citi|
|Head of Health, Safety and Environment||Clear Channel|
|Head of Risk, Health, Safety & Environment – Co-op Property||Co-op|
|HSE Director||Compass Group UK & Ireland|
|Senior Account Director||EMCOR UK|
|Head of HSEQ||Exterion Media|
|Assistant HSQE Director||Ferrovial Agroman|
|HSQE Director||Ferrovial Agroman UK Ltd|
|Head of Health, Safety, Risk and CI||G’s Fresh|
|Head of Health, Safety, Security & Compliance||Geodis UK ltd|
|Head of Air Quality||Global Action Plan|
|Global Safety Manager||HEINEKEN|
|Global Head of Health and Safety||HSBC|
|Group OHSE & CR Director||Imperial Brands PLC|
|Director of HSEQ & CR||ISS UK Ltd|
|Wellbeing Strategy Manager||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Group SHEQ Director||Keepmoat Homes|
|Group SHEA Director||Kier Group|
|Senior H&S Manager||Lendlease Construction|
|Group HSES Director||Lloyd’s Register|
|Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing||Mace|
|Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director||Mace|
|Associate Director of Health and Wellbeing||Mace Group|
|Group Health, Safety & Business Resilience Director||Manchester Airports Group|
|EMEA SHE Director||McCormick UK Ltd|
|Group Health & Safety Manager||News UK|
|Head of Safety||National Theatre|
|Global Health & Wellbeing Program Manager||Nokia|
|Head of Safety and Certifications||O2|
|Group Head Safety and Security||Odeon|
|Global Director of Health and Safety||Pearson plc|
|Group Head of Safety & Security||Pennon|
|Head of HSE||Polypipe|
|Director of Risk & Compliance||Pret A Manger|
|Head of health, safety, environment and security||Proton Partners International|
|Head of HSEQ||Ringwayjacobs|
|QSHEC Director||Salisbury Group|
|Group Health & Safety Manager||SEGRO plc|
|Head of Health and Safety||Selfridges|
|Chief SHE Manager||Severfield|
|Director||Shine Offline Ltd|
|Head of Continuous Improvement||Sir Robert McAlpine|
|Senior H&S Manager||Skanska UK|
|Health and Safety Improvement Specialist||Sky|
|Health and Safety Manager||Telefonica|
|Head of Department||The Crown Estate|
|Head of H&S||The Royal British Legion|
|Head of People Strategy and Insight||Three|
|Director||Turner & Townsend|
|Head of Health, Safety and Environment||UK Mail/DHL Parcel|
|Group HSW Manager||Vodafone|
|Property and workplace lead||WaterAid|
|Head of Innovation||Woodland Trust|