Summit Schedule


Captains of industry breakfast registration


Captains of industry Wellbeing at Work breakfast


Main Summit Registration


Opening remarks

Rick Sturge – Regional Chair, Business in the Community


The scale of the mental health problem

Louise Aston Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community

Faye McGuinness – Wellbeing Director, MIND 


Panel Debate:
How can UK plc respond to the mental health crisis in the workplace

Tony Bickerstaff – Chief Financial Officer, Costain

Brendan Street – Head of Emotional Wellbeing, Nuffield Health

Peter Cheese – Chief Executive, CIPD

Neha Khatwani – Public Affairs, Policy and Research Manager, PRCA

James Durie – Chief Executive, Bristol Chamber and Initiative/Business West


Employee mental health story tellers

Dr Wolfgang Seidl – Partner – Workplace Health Consulting, UK and Europe, Mercer Marsh Benefits™

Melissa Tallack – Head of Enterprise Information Delivery, Anglian Water Group

Manish Solanki – Operational Risk Consulting Lead, Mercer Marsh Benefits™

Richard Wright – Control Systems Officer, National Grid

Coffee break and networking


Best practice mental wellbeing in the workplace Part 1

Kam White – Head of People & Culture EMEA, Hotwire PR

Nicola Rich – HR Consultant, Stride Treglown



Best practice mental wellbeing in the workplace Part 2

Stephen Harris – OVO Energy

Ed Walsh – Lead Product Manager, Hargreaves Lansdown

Stephanie Fitzgerald – Senior Business Partner, Mental Health, Rolls Royce

Lunch and networking


The power of sport in mental wellbeing

Rebecca Jones – National Partnerships Lead, Sport England

Steve Nelson – Chief Executive Officer, Wesport

Nick Fenton – Wells –  Bristol Sport


Who looks after the leaders?

Rob Stephenson – founder InsideOut

Philip Dyer – founder of Healthy Leaders


Getting employees engaged in your mental wellbeing initiatives

Nick Elson – Founder of Forging people

Rosie Runciman – Founder of TeamDoctor

Victoria Goldsworthy – Senior Learning & Development Partner at Burges Salmon LLP

Coffee break and networking


Preparing young people for the world of work

Faye McGuinness – Wellbeing Director, MIND

John de Pury – Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK

Rich Berry – Education Consultant

Dr Dominque Thompson – GP, young people’s mental health expert, TEDx speaker


The key steps to implementing a successful mental wellbeing strategy in your workplace

Marc Caulfield – CEO and Co-Founder, Demolish the Wall

4.30pm - 5pm

Where next for mental wellbeing in the workplace

Steven Harris – OVO Energy

Ed Walsh  – Product Manager, Hargreaves Lansdown

Close and networking

*Please note that the programme is subject to change and the schedule will be updated on the this page.