Wellbeing at Work Conference Programme 2017


Event Agenda

08:15 – 08:55

Registration and Breakfast Networking


08:55 – 09:05

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair: Lynette Oat, Chief Growth Officer, Optum International


09:05 – 09:25

Encouraging an Engaged and Purposeful Workforce

  • Create a flourishing & engaged employee programme
  • Use business expertise to help great social enterprises grow
  • Success stories from EY, IBM & Thomson Reuters

Adele Blakebrough, Chief Executive, Social Business Trust 


09:25 – 10:20

CEO Panel Debate: The strategic importance of Workplace Wellbeing?

Stephen Clarke, CEO, WHSmith 

Carl Fillery, CEO, Boundless

More speakers to be announced shortly 


10:20 – 10:45

Boost employee performance, productivity and wellbeing

Hear from the UK’s first female fighter pilot on how she is bringing her knowledge and expertise from life in a highly stressful environment within the RAF to the corporate world

Jo Salter, Director (People & Organisation), PwC


10:45 – 11:15 Morning Break & Networking


11:15 – 11:35

Taking a holistic approach to workplace wellness

Lloyds Banking Group have taken a holistic and local approach to the wellbeing of their employees and Edward will be sharing some of the learnings and challenges they have faced.

Edward Thurman, Managing Director (Financial Institutions), Lloyds Banking Group


11:40 – 12:00

Personal Story: How EY have supported Mental Health in the workplace

David Brewin, Global Chief Operating Officer, EY 


12:00 – 12:20

Case Study session to be announced shortly


12:20 – 12:40

Case Study session to be announced shortly


12:40 – 13:40    Networking lunch


13:40 – 13.50

Energiser session to be confirmed shortly 


13:50 – 14:15

Financial Wellbeing as an Integral Part of a Wellbeing Strategy

  • What impact does worrying about money have on overall mental health?
  • How is the rise of defined contribution pensions and increasing longevity impact stress levels?
  • What role can employers can play in supporting staff with complex financial choices?
  • Strategies for helping employees to improve their financial wellbeing immediately and for the future

Speaker to be confirmed


14.15 – 15.00

HR Panel Debate: Developing a culture of wellbeing across the organisation

  • Implementation and the challenges?
  • How far have we come?
  • How will the role of HR change?
  • Where do you see the future of the workplace?

Marcus Hunt, Health & Wellbeing Manager (UK, Ireland & Europe), Unilever

Theresa McHenry, Senior HR Director, Microsoft UK

Carrie Birmingham, Former HR Director, News International 

Jane Wheeler, Partner, Hine Legal


15.00 – 15.20

Cognitive and Social Economics at Work
For over half a century, ergonomic principles have been an integral part of Herman Miller’s products, environments, knowledge base and customer service. The purpose of this presentation is to give you an understanding of what ergonomics is, what we believe in when applying ergonomics to the design of workspaces, and how we have applied these principles to everything we do with real-life case studies.

Speaker from Herman Miller to be confirmed shortly


15.20 – 15.45 Afternoon Break


15.45 – 16.05


Case Study session to be announced shortly

16.05 – 16.25

Case Study session to be announced shortly


16.25 – 16:30

Chair’s closing remarks   

16.30 – 17.00

Networking Drinks