Prof Dr Andrew Sharman
Working in safety for more than 20 years, Andrew has built a global reputation as a thought leader in the field of Safety Culture and Leadership and is a sought-after presenter with a powerful yet down-to-earth style, a deep command over a room, and the unique ability to not only illuminate and inspire, but leave participants with tangible, actionable ideas, strategies and practices proven to make a huge difference in both the workplace and in life more broadly. He energizes CEOs, Presidents and senior leadership teams of multinational corporate clients, galvanizing commitment and developing leadership skills that systematically move the organization towards a robust and sustainable culture of excellence.
Andrew is a Chartered Safety Practitioner and Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health; a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management; a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management; a Fellow of the Institute of Directors; and a Member of the Health & Safety Lawyers Association.
He’s the President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (www.IOSH.com), the world’s largest body for safety professionals, the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Leadership & Management (www.InstituteLM.com), and a Board Member of the Earth Focus Foundation (www.earthfocusfoundation.org).
He holds Masters Degrees in International Health & Safety Law, and in Occupational Psychology & Organizational Behaviour - the latter for his work focusing on organizational leadership and decision-making in shaping workplace safety cultures, and a Doctorate in Leadership & Culture Transformation. In addition to his consulting work Andrew is Professor of Leadership & Safety Culture and Program Director at CEDEP, the European Centre for Executive Development on the INSEAD campus, in Fontainebleau, France, Visiting Professor in Work & Wellbeing at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Visiting Scholar at IMD, Lausanne, and at CalTech, the California Institute of Technology.
Andrew’s first book, From Accidents to Zero: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Workplace Safety Culture, sold more than 10,000 copies in its first year of publication (2014), and has become a global best-seller. Described by industry leaders as “Essential reading”, “Truly stellar” and “an indispensable, must-read seminal text” and with reviews encouraging “buy copies for all your management team” the book has been reprinted two times and a revised Second Edition was released in hardback by Routledge in May 2016. Andrew is now the author of nine books on safety culture, leadership and wellbeing.
Sharman writes monthly for Safety & Health Practitioner, IOSH Magazine, SHEQ Management and Health & Safety International. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Guardian, 20 Minutes, 24 Heures, on ITV, BBC, and Sky News and in hundreds of online media outlets. Far from being risk-averse, he enjoys adventure sports including climbing, paragliding, sea kayaking and swimming with sharks.
Andrew speaks English (native) and French.
Judith was Chair of the UK safety regulator the Health & Safety Executive for more than 8 years. She was made a Dame in the 2016 New Years Honours for her services to health and safety and also Engineering, particularly as a role model for women in the profession.
A chemical engineer by profession, Judith studied at Imperial College in London and worked in chemicals manufacturing industries for 25 years working both in the UK and gaining extensive overseas experience through global management roles.
A former president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, she has spoken to worldwide audiences about the importance of safety and how it must be integral to everyone’s role. She continues to champion the need for leaders to demonstrate their commitment by action not words.
Judith speaks English.
Steve is an executive consultant and coach whose passion is to bring health, and consequently growth, to both individual leaders and organisations. He has coached and mentored leaders in the commercial and voluntary sectors for over 20 years. Combining engaging enthusiasm with intellectual rigour, in a dynamic relational style, Steve empowers leaders to deliver effective organisational and business change.
Steve’s background brings together his three loves; people, business and physics. His insight, understanding and experience have been shaped by the rich diversity of his roles from research scientist and programme leadership to business improvement management in the aerospace industry; and from senior leader and executive director in the charity sector to CEO of a Royal Charter scientific professional body in Health and Safety. He has also served in a number of non-executive board positions.
Steve is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors; he holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Steve speaks English.
Sven has a diverse background as paramedic, pharmaceutical researcher, physical therapist, workplace ergonomist, occupational hygienist and university study program manager.
Besides assessing and managing occupational exposures and occupational risks, he designs and optimises individual workspaces to make employees work safely and get home healthy. His special interest is human reliability and disaster risk reduction.
As chartered ergonomist, Sven has provided advice and hands-on support to many companies in adapting workplaces and working organisations to humans’ needs, especially in cases of changed performance and needs of individual employees. Being board member of several national and international organisations e.g. Swiss Ergonomics Association, which hosts also the international Ergonomics Association (IEA), Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) and European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine (EASOM), Sven brings in the skill to integrate experts of various fields to solve complex problems and develop professional services in the field of work and health.
In the field of disaster management, Sven assesses possible risk factors associated to industrial work organisation, hazardous material handling, as well as organisational safety culture and safety management. Thus, he organises and leads tailored disaster management trainings for teams up to large scale exercises with all relevant emergency and civil defence organisations.
Sven speaks German and English.
Liam is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (‘IOSH’). He served six years on the Board of Trustees of IOSH, latterly as its Chairman.
As a Chartered Engineer, he was, until recently, Head of Engineering of a large European Commercial Forestry Group, a member of the Senior Management Team, and the Lead Manager of the companies organizational change process. In this role Liam held responsibility for creation of the company’s forestry access infrastructure along with full participation within a cohesive senior teams’ commercial transition success. Liam also managed the organization’s Safety, Health and Training department and an external training and consultancy arm of the business.
Liam’s specialities include executive engagement, organizational change, leadership development, performance management and succession planning.
Liam speaks English agus Gaelige (Irish Language).
Stuart specialises in working with organizations to enhance and unleash their ‘people capability’ in support of their overall business strategy and objectives. Stuart in a certified NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and qualified HSE Auditor with extensive experience in safety performance improvement and safety leadership development.
Stuart has designed, developed and implemented a range of people capability projects, including safety management systems and safety leadership improvement and development programs, capability and organisational effectiveness reviews.
Stuart is an accredited executive and organizational coach and coaches leaders at all organisational levels from the boardroom to the frontline.
Stuart speaks English.
Amber is a Physiotherapist and qualified Health & Wellness Coach with rich experience in government, healthcare, mining and resources, and private sectors. Amber is also a has a passion for unleashing people capability through health and wellness programs for both organizations and individuals.
Amber has designed, developed and implemented programs for the reduction of musculoskeletal related injuries in the mining, resources and manufacturing sectors through a comprehensive model of prevention and response initiatives. These programs have enabled leaders to improve their commitment to proactively reducing their workplace injuries. Success of these programs has included improvement in organizational Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rates (TRIFR) by over 80%.
Amber also has a passion for working with individuals to enable them to achieve their personal health and wellness improvement goals through professionally challenging and supporting them during their journey. This often includes incorporating health and wellness concepts into leadership development programs to provide a more holistic leadership capability for organizations.
Amber speaks English.
Dr Samuel Lagier PhD is a neuroscientist who has worked in world-renowned academic institutions in USA, France and Switzerland. Beyond his technical brilliance, Sam has over 10 years of experience practicing improvised comedy (‘improv’). His training and coaching session use applied improv techniques to develop skills such as collaboration, creativity and risk management with his clients who have included the World Economic Forum, Proctor & Gamble, and TEDGlobal amongst others.
Sam speaks French (native) and English.
Edwin is a Business Visualizer. He has the ability to see things in the words people say and crafts them into powerful, articulate images that tell your story in a visual way. He’s the sketching genius behind the illustrations in Andrew Sharman’s book on safety culture, From Accidents to Zero.
A strong believer of the mindset DREAM-PLAY-LEARN-GROW and the 'Stop dreaming start living’ life philosophy.
With a Masters degree in Management and IT, Edwin’s a father of 4 cool kids, a bit of an odd geezer (according to some, though we love him), a Maker of Mistakes (though not often, and never without learning from them) and a very big fan of the Scottish rock band Marillion.
Edwin speaks Dutch (native) and English. He also understands German.
Yves has a diverse and fascinating background, as a specialist nurse, a firefighter, humanitarian aid worker, trainer and coach.
A qualified psychiatric nurse, Yves has provided psychological support, counselling, coaching and training for many individuals and groups - including in the challenging world of emergency services, to firefighters, police officers and paramedics, and to military officers engaged in disaster rescue and recovery.
He observes the parallels and synergies between his experience in psychiatry and the world of work being founded on the same basic elements: values, ethics and emotional strength.
His ability to practically and efficiently blend scientific and professional knowledge with a flexible yet thorough personal approach - whether in his work in improving safety, mental health and wellbeing or in crisis management or disaster recovery - sets Yves apart as he takes account of best practice, stakeholder management, change management and exemplary leadership.
Yves speaks French, German and English.
Jon is a passionate, dynamic safety professional valued for his ability to drive a Zero Accident mindset in any market or industry. The majority of his career he has spent guiding large multi-national companies through the transformation from management systems and audits, to cultures that foster care and concern for others and focus on behavioral/cultural change.
Jon has extensive global safety and health knowledge across multiple industries to include Power, Manufacturing (both FMCG and heavy industrial), Construction, Operations, Maintenance and Nuclear. Some of the global companies he has worked with include Carlsberg, Alstom Power and Bechtel Power.
Jon specializes in working with management teams in behavior and culture change, gap analysis, accident analyses and trending, and risk. Utilizing his experience and knowledge he can quickly identify problems and develop effective sustainable solutions to drive towards zero accidents and behavioral/cultural change. He also has an outstanding capacity to coach, develop and mentor safety professionals, and assist to create a more functional, highly skilled team to address safety concerns. Jon is a Certified Safety Professional and has been a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers for 20 years. He speaks English.
Hari specialises in mindset, resilience, wellbeing and how to feel superhuman. Hari’s wide and diverse career started with 3 years independent world travel, then working in law. This was followed by several years working for Accenture, The London Stock Exchange and Sainsbury’s in operations, project management and service management.
Hari holds a First Class Bachelors degree in Physics with Astrophysics from The University of Manchester and is completing a Masters of Science in Health & Wellbeing from Leeds Trinity University. He is also an NLP Master Practitioner, qualified yoga teacher and former leader of the UK’s leading personal development community, The YES Group.
He has shared his unique, powerful yet simple philosophies on health and wellbeing globally. From the TEDx stage and multinational blue chips to media, energy and financial companies. Hari also connects with thousands worldwide via his online programs, blog and YouTube channel.
His writings have appeared in several online and print publications, including The Huffington Post, and is the author of the mind-enhancing book - The Thought Gym, and co-author of the workplace wellbeing book - Working Well.
Hari speaks English (native), conversational Greek and has some Spanish, French and German.
Rob worked for Heineken for over 31 years, mostly in Supply Chain and Production, but also in Sales and HR. During his career Rob was Production Director for Heineken in the UK, Supply Chain Director for their New Zealand business and latterly, Area Supply Chain Director for Europe. Rob can honestly say that in every role in every part of the business he worked to improve safety but in 2006 there was a fatal accident in his brewery that changed everything.
Rob can share his first-hand experience of how to manage such an event and its consequences, as he explores how to remain in control, support your people, how to re-build, and extract the opportunity out of a terrible crisis, and work through all of your people to prevent it from ever happening again.
More than that, Rob explains how he personally changed after the accident, adjusting his focus as a leader from safety systems and audits to driving engagement with everyone and making safety truly personal.
As well as a senior level leader, Rob is recognised as a highly impactful coach and influencer. He has experience of working with large, industrial work groups but also smaller commercial teams and in complex corporate head office environments.
Rob has experience of safety as part of world class manufacturing, change management, shop floor excellence, crisis management and establishing an effective safety culture.