After a few years off, we are delighted to bring back our Annual UK Environmental, Safety & Health Conference this June. The theme is Managing Developing ESH Risks in the UK and Internationally.

We are excited to have the following speakers join us for what will be an interesting discussion:

  • Heather Beach – Heather is the Founder and Director of Healthy Work Company. She is a prominent figure in the health and safety sector, having founded “Women in Health and Safety”, and has been featured in numerous consumer publications and on TV. Heather has won Business Leader of the Year at UBM and Top Ten Most Influential in H&S in 2018, 2019, and 2020. She provides wellbeing strategy support such as ISO45003 and training in wellbeing related topics. Heather will present on “Creating Psychological Safety in your Workplace”.
  • Dr. Rachel Ward – Rachel is a Risk Management Advisor and Technical Counsel with experience in the food sector. She works at Exponent, advising multinational manufacturers and retailers, University spin outs and SME start-ups. Rachel’s presentation, titled “Incorporating Intelligence to Keep Risk Management Models Relevant”, will explore supply chain and food system due diligence and horizon scanning.
    • Dr. Ben Selwyn – Ben has been a Professor of International Relations and International Development at the University of Sussex since 2009. He conducts research, writes and teaches about global development in general, focusing on global supply chains, food systems, green transitions, and the socio-economic dynamics of poverty and inequality. His presentation will focus on “How the World Economy Impacts Sustainability Objectives and Implementation” from a systemic perspective on some of the most topical global supply chain issues.
    • Mathew Hussey – Mathew is an Environmental Director at Gallagher who specialises in environmental insurance projects, including brownfield sites, operational environmental business risks, renewable energy projects through to waste/recycling and more. His presentation, titled “Environmental Insurance – How Insurance Adapts to Emerging Risks”, will explore the developments he is witnessing around climate change, biodiversity, carbon credits and D&O claims.
    • Tomas Sys and Eleanor Hinde – Tomas is a Principal and UK ESG and M&A Advisory Lead at Ramboll. He helps financial sector and corporate clients navigate and identify ESG risks and opportunities during the due diligence process and assess means of incorporating ESG aspects into value creation plans. Eleanor is a Senior ESG Consultant at Ramboll and an ESG due diligence professional with experience across a variety of sectors and with buy- and sell-side analysis. Eleanor also supports investors and corporates with ESG benchmarking, reporting and strategy. Tomas and Eleanor will both present on “ESG Trends on Requirements for Due Diligence on Supply Chains and Reporting”. Their talk will focus on triggers that have caused business impacts, why data management with ESG is a challenge and commercial benefits of ESG.
    • Chris Occleshaw – Chris is an International Recall Consultant at Sedgwick Brand Protection. During his tenure with Sedgwick brand protection, Chris has helped clients expertly navigate some of the most sensitive and complex recall events across multiple jurisdictions for products in all industries, from medical and pharma to consumer goods, automotive and food products. Chris’ presentation will cover the “Impact of Supply Chain Challenges on Product Safety Risks and Corrective Action”.
    • Nicola Smith – Nicola is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs specialising in regulatory compliance. Her expertise is broad ranging and covers alcohol and entertainment licensing, food and feed law, and general product compliance, safety and recall (including general consumer products, cosmetic products, medical devices and food contact materials). Nicola will present on “Navigating Potential Regulatory Divergence in the UK and Europe”.
    • Anita Lloyd – Anita is EMEA lead of the Chemicals Group at Squire Patton Boggs and a Director at the firm. She specialises in environmental and sustainability matters, including waste, environmental permits, producer responsibility, product compliance and labelling, chemical regulation, asbestos and contaminated land, and climate change law. Anita’s topic, “Risks Associated With Communication of “Green” Credentials”, will cover the treatment of environmental claims made about products and services.

    This conference will provide a fantastic opportunity to discuss with experts any specific issues and queries that delegates may have and allow them to share their experiences in person with other businesses from across the UK.

    We look forward to seeing guests on 27 June 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Squire Patton Boggs, 60 London Wall, London, EC2M 5TQ. There is still time to register for the event.