Meet Our Speakers

Meet our speakers

Driving the TCH agenda are a group of speakers, facilitators and panellists who will take centre stage to guide delegations through the schedule on the day.

International thought leaders will present up-to-date research, science and theory about mental health issues and the negative way in which they can affect every individual in the workplace.

Every speaker has been carefully selected to deliver valuable outcomes and practical strategic toolkits for teams to take back to their workplace and to make a real difference.

Keep your eye on this page for updates on new speakers over the coming months.

Sarah Restall

Employer Engagement Manager,
Time to Change

Sarah is an Employer Engagement Manager in the Time to Change team at Mind. She works with employers to tackle stigma and discrimination against mental health problems in the workplace and assists across all sectors with developing plans to drive activity by offering expert advice, coaching and support.

Dr Ellie Cannon

GP, Author, Broadcaster

Dr Ellie Cannon is the resident GP for the Mail on Sunday and Mailonline but most well known as the on-screen GP for Sky News. She is also the voice of the LBC radio health hour.

Martin Coyd OBE

Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Mace Construction

Martin has a wealth of experience in Health & Safety and has a huge passion for Health and Wellbeing. Martin spent 18 years in the Royal Engineers in the first part of his work life.

Poorna Bell

Poorna Bell

Author and Journalist

Poorna Bell is an award-winning journalist and author, who has worked in print, broadcast and online media for 15 years. Her last role was as UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost.

Sarah Boddey

Sarah Boddey

Senior Vice President
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, EMEA & APAC
Northern Trust

Sarah joined Northern Trust in July 2016 and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of a wide variety of diversity and inclusion programmes and initiatives in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions.

Karl Simons

Head of Health, Safety, Security, and Wellbeing
Thames Water

Karl is Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing at Thames Water and is responsible for the strategic direction of the disciplines within the business.

Vinay Kapoor MBA

Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion
BNP Paribas

Vinay has developed a deep passion for enabling business to be more inclusive in the way they work with customers and their people. Vinay is known for providing a pragmatic and engaging narrative which has inspired action for both leaders and employees in BNP Paribas.

Andy Croxford

Deputy Director – EU Exit & Environmental Strategy
Environment Agency

Andy Croxford is a Deputy Director at the Environment Agency currently working on the UK’s exit from the European Union and helping to develop the organisation’s future strategy.
Andy is the mental health champion for the Environment Agency.

Monika Misra

Medical Director Employee Health and Wellbeing

Monika Misra works at GlaxoSmithKline leading employee Health and Wellbeing across Europe. She is experienced in developing global employee health strategies

Susan Bright

Regional Managing Partner,
UK and Africa
Hogan Lovells International LLP

Susan is a partner at Hogan Lovells.  She specialises in competition law, advising clients on some of the most complex and stressful issues they face. 

Gian Power

Founder & CEO
TLC Lions & Unwind London

Gian Power previously worked at Deutsche Bank and PwC and witnessed first-hand some of the Diversity & Inclusion issues that need to be tackled in the corporate world.

Paulette Cohen

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Paulette has been a Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays since April 2016. She leads the D&I strategy and campaigns across global functions, and has lead responsibility for driving forward the disability agenda across the business, including Barclays campaign on mental health and well-being, This is Me.

Yvonne Smyth

Head of Diversity & Inclusion,

Yvonne is the Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Hays plc, with over 20 years’ professional recruitment experience.

Joscelyne Shaw

Executive Director,
Mates in Mind

Joscelyne is Executive Director of Mates in Mind, a new charity launched in 2017 to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve mental wellbeing in the construction sector.


Audio experience

Created by S.I.D.E Projects, in collaboration with King’s College London, Headtrip is an immersive 3D audio journey into depression, based on nine people’s lived experience.

Laura Hearn

TV News Producer

Laura Hearn is a TV News producer for the BBC, and speaks regularly about her own experience of working within a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Davina Macdonald

Senior Campaign Manager
Home Office

Davina’s interest in the importance of good mental health was inspired after experiencing a complex neurological illness in 2013 resulting in speech and mobility issues and appeared impossible to overcome.

Ché Donald

Police Federation of England and Wales

Ché Donald has been a police officer with Sussex Police since 2002 and has been an active Police Federation representative for the last 12 years specialising in Discipline, Equality and Post Incident Procedures.

Marcus Gardiner

2018 Research Fellow - Winston Churchill Memorial Trust:
Digital Solutions for Mental Healthcare

As a Deloitte Management Consultant, Marcus delivered large scale global transformational projects with companies ranging from Coca Cola to GlaxoSmithKline

Dr Patrick Jordan


Patrick Jordan is a consultant specialising in performance and wellbeing. His clients include many of the world’s most successful companies as well as governments and the third sector.

Alex Morris

Behavioural Change Psychologist

Alex is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She has an honours degree in Social Psychology, an MSc in Applied Social Psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology.

Neil Longden

Area Flood & Coastal Risk Manager, North & East Yorkshire
Environment Agency

Neil joined the Environment Agency in 2004, before this he worked for Bechtel and the Health and Safety Executive. Neil is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Glen Ridgway

Divisional Director Global Health, Safety & Environment Centre of Excellence

Glen is a Divisional Director in Jacobs’ Global Health Safety and Environment Centre of Excellence (CoE) with specific responsibilities that include establishing Jacobs’ global mental health matters strategy for 77,000 staff, across 400+ locations in over 40 countries.

Professor Neil Greenberg

March on Stress

Professor Greenberg is a consultant academic psychiatrist at King’s College London. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq.

Peter Allen

Managing Director,
Enact Solutions

Peter Allen is MD of Enact Solutions, a company which inspires people to make a positive difference to their lives. Everything Enact does, they believe in changing the default settings, in thinking differently, and making it count.

Susan Gee

Susan Gee

Group Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager
Yorkshire Water

Susan is a commercially astute, innovative, and highly influential Occupational Health Manager with comprehensive experience gained within public and private sector roles.

Chris Seel

Harvey Nash

Chris is extremely fortunate to have worn a few hats at Harvey Nash. Over the past 14 years, Chrishas worked in partnership with some of the UK’s leading brands.

Daniel Callaghan

Social Media Specialist
Thomson Reuters

Daniel joined Thomson Reuters in 2014 and on World Mental Health Day October 2016, Daniel made the decision to go public and share his personal experience with mental ill health with the company.

Dominique Thompson

Student Mental Health Expert and Director
Buzz Consulting

Dr Dominique Thompson is an award winning university GP who set up Buzz Consulting in 2017 to support Higher Education Institutions, the NHS and other organisations in improving how they care for young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Mandy Saligari

Addiction, Parenting & Relationship Expert Founder & Clinical Director
Charter Harley Street

Mandy Saligari is the founder and Clinical Director of Charter Harley Street, which was set up in 2008. Mandy combines her personal and clinical experience as a highly respected and established clinician.

Nicola Forristal

Chief People Officer

Nicola Forristal cut her Human Resources teeth working at the first hospital Trust in the NHS in London. She has worked within a variety of sectors including accountancy, construction, architecture, hospitality and as a consultant for design and marketing agencies.

Carrie Birmingham

Carrie Birmingham Consult Ltd

Carrie is the founder of a consultancy that partners with organisations to resolve complex and difficult problems.

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