Speaker videos

We have a series of videos featuring five of this year's speakers which we'll be sharing with you over the next few weeks. In the sixth and final video speakers tell us how they think OSH professionals can shape a new world of work.

How can OSH professionals shape a new world of work?

Why is health and wellbeing important?

How does the conference stand out from other events in the field?

What are the main challenges facing OSH professionals in the coming years?

What advice do you have for OSH professionals starting their careers?

What are you speaking about at IOSH 2018?

Featured speakers

Dr Kate Beaven-Marks

Kate is an enthusiastic, experienced clinical hypnotist, instructor, international presenter and author, with a special interest in and passion for enhancing internal and external communication within a range of environments. Offering a unique perspective, Kate’s approach employs a wealth of knowledge developed from extensive studies and research, together with communication skills developed and honed in a broad range of environments, including heavy industry, higher and further education, local authorities, corporate, and hospital environments, plus experience gained from teaching both hypnotherapy and psychology. Her approach is dynamic, engaging and enthusiastic.

Lee Broadbent

Lee is H&S Adviser for Calderdale Council and is a member of the IOSH Yorkshire Branch Committee. Lee has worked in H&S for 6 years now and has also done presentations for the IOSH Yorkshire Branch and the 2017 IOSH Conference. Lee started working as an apprentice in Health and Safety in 2012 after leaving school and is an advocate for promoting apprenticeships and young people to employers. 

Ruth Denyer

Ruth is the Group Operational Risk Director at ITV where she builds the approach to Operational Risk Management across the Group and specifically both the Group Health & Safety and Insurance functions. Ruth graduated with a degree in Occupational Health and Safety in 1997, and her first role at the National Theatre was followed by a brief stint at KPMG and then the Prince's Trust before moving to ITV in 2004. Her current role supports in the delivery of a risk management approach for a global, constantly growing and changing business where no two Productions ever have the same risk profile.

Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher

Vanessa is Director of Professional Services at IOSH. She has a wealth of senior leadership experience within the professional body and education sectors and at IOSH is responsible for supporting and developing IOSH’s 48,000 members, its network of branches and specialist sector groups across the world and IOSH’s research and intelligence activities. During her career she has raised professional standards, shared technical knowledge and leveraged global membership networks to shape professions as diverse as IT, procurement, treasury and management/leadership. She holds an MBA from Loughborough University and was made a Fellow of the British Institute for Learning and Development in 2010.

Nick Pahl

Nick is CEO of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), which supports members with an interest in occupational health in their career and professional development. Nick was previously CEO of the British Acupuncture Council, and held senior posts in the NHS, a national hospice charity and Marie Stopes International. He has completed a Windsor Leadership Trust and ACEVO next generation CEO training, has a diploma in management, a degree in Economics and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

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