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Putting the Employee at the Heart of the Organisation and harnessing The Power Of Our People 

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1000+ ATTENDEES
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harnessing the power of our people

After 2023 saw the industry's largest event of its kind welcome over 1000 attendees to The Brewery, London, we are very excited to once again define the future of engagement on 1st May 2024 at the 11th edition of the Employee Engagement Summit.

This year promises case studies, live interviews and panel discussions that showcase the importance of high-impact, purpose-driven employee engagement strategies through a lens that focuses on how organisational culture, collaboration, wellbeing and leadership buy-in are the the key to breeding high-performing, engaged teams.

Those that join us this year will have the chance to equip themselves with the tools needed to break the mould and create a people-centric culture where employees thrive. 

Key facts

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5 Content Stages
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Round Table Sessions
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15 Topic Streams
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1000+ Delegates
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Networking Party
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70+ Presentations
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WHAT TO EXPECT

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TOPIC STREAMS

Employee Engagement in the New World of Work

There has been a seismic shift in the way that we work over the last two years and many of these strategies are here to stay. This stream will highlight what the future of employee engagement looks like.

The Future of Employee Engagement

Our people are our biggest asset, so it’s crucial that we make sure that ‘work’ is a place that provides the experiences that will enable our people to thrive.

Effective Strategies for Employee Engagement

It’s so important to review and revise employee engagement strategies, so join this stream for innovative ideas relating to how to keep your people engaged.

Communication and Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

Communication and collaboration is increasingly taking centre stage in the quest for organisations to achieve higher and sustainable levels of employee engagement and productivity, particularly when employees are working remotely.

Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion

Probably the most crucial elements when it comes to employee engagement – join us to discover how to create a truly diverse, inclusive workplace where wellbeing takes centre stage.

Recruitment, Reward and Talent Retention

The great resignation has only highlighted the need to implement successful recruitment, reward and talent retention strategies. Join us to discover how to recruit the best talent and keep them engaged with your organisation.

Can Employee Experience Provide Competitive Advantage?

Our people are fast becoming the only way you will ever achieve a competitive advantage as, when we unlock the potential of our employees, we can drive customer experience to world class levels. Employees become our competitive advantage when they feel so engaged that they go above and beyond. Join this stream to discover how to unlock the potential of your employees.

Employee Engagement Strategy and Leadership

Employee engagement and productivity can only be achieved if the correct strategies are in place and we have inspirational role model leaders to effect and implement those strategies to move the organisation forward in an age of uncertainty and disruption.

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CONTENT STAGES

Main Stage

The largest stage - here you can expect transformational case studies, exclusive fireside chats and in-depth panel discussions focusing on every aspect of employee engagement.

Communications & Collaboration

This stage will showcase those who are implementing communications strategies to achieve higher levels of employee engagement and productivity, regardless of location.

Reward, Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion

The most crucial elements when it comes to employee engagement – join us to discover how to create a truly diverse, inclusive workplace where wellbeing takes centre stage.

Strategy & Leadership

If your role relates to creating employee engagement strategies and leading initiatives, as well as gaining leadership buy-in, then this is the stage for you. 

Organisational Culture

Discover the tools needed to create a people-centric culture which allows employees to thrive wherever they're working.

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax OBE
From the Royal Shakespeare Company to primetime TV; from a master's degree in mindfulness based cognitive therapy from Oxford University to best-selling author; from a mental health campaigner to being awarded an OBE for services to mental health. This is Ruby. 
Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke

Virgin Atlantic People Communications Lead
Steve leads a team of communications professionals responsible for people engagement and culture, content development and storytelling, and communication channels at Virgin Atlantic.  Steve spearheaded Virgin Atlantic’s launch of Workplace by Meta, and has radically evolved the approach to people communications to focus on mobile first, audio-visual storytelling.
Christina Lewis

Christina Lewis

Deliveroo Gender Equity ERG Lead/ Head Of Global Rider Experience
Christina leads Deliveroo's Gender Equity Employee Resource Group alongside her role as Head Of Global Rider Experience. In her ERG role, Christina spearheaded the first woman-focused mentoring scheme, as well as introducing accelerate, Deliveroo's programme for high potential women. Christina leads a team of 10 ERG members, focusing on gender equity at Deliveroo.
Sarah Hood

Sarah Hood

Bupa Global Head of Engagement
Sarah has worked at Bupa for over 21 years, with a background in customer service and operations management in both healthcare provision and funding, before making the switch to HR in 2015. Sarah now leads Bupa’s engagement strategy and vision, and the delivery of a global listening program connecting all employees. Bupa employs 85,000 people in a mixture of healthcare provision and healthcare funding businesses around the world. 
Emma Illingworth

Emma Illingworth

OVO Head of People Transformation

A people centered, award winning, HR leader, with a track record of partnering Executive Leaders to design and deliver People Strategies. Led multiple large-scale acquisition, restructuring / efficiency, EVP and culture transformation programs.

Quick, creative thinker, calm under pressure, with a considered approach. Often described as an agitator and playmaker to achieve what can often feel like impossible change programmes. I thrive in bringing people together to co-create and deliver improved people's experiences.

Louisa McCabe

Louisa McCabe

AXA Head of Internal Communications
I’d spent a number of years building a successful career in financial and technology marketing when I had what I can only describe as a career epiphany. I realised that two things really make me tick, people and their stories. So, I made the jump from marketing to internal communications.

With several senior communication roles and an MA under my belt, my only regret is I didn't make the move sooner. I now spend my days doing what I love, connecting people with our leaders, sharing stories, celebrating the good stuff, and supporting people through the tough stuff. 

Core skills include developing high performing teams, building and maintaining trust with senior stakeholders, strategic thinking, content development, campaign creation, writing, events, and change management.
Dev Mistry

Dev Mistry

Dojo Internal Communications and Engagement Lead
For over a decade, Dev has been supporting a range of brands with his expertise in relationship management and stakeholder engagement. Currently Internal Communications Lead at Dojo, Dev has worked for the likes of Virgin Media O2, DICE, Honda and Subaru over his career – managing PR, CSR, Social Media and Internal Communications.

People-focused communications are at the heart of Dev’s approach, no matter the size of maturity of the business. This is  coupled with Dev’s proactive stance on inclusivity and equity within business processes, culture and communications, both from a personal and professional point of view. Outside of work, Dev also has a keen interest in initiatives supporting LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people respectively, through volunteer projects, cabaret performances and mentoring schemes.
Anaïs Nebel

Anaïs Nebel

Lipsy London Group Culture & Communications Manager
Anaïs is a culture leader and brand strategy expert, passionate about people empowerment. She leads culture and communications for Lipsy, a fashion and beauty group made up of 7 brands including Victoria’s Secret UK and Gap UK. Anaïs is known for creating out-of-the box engagement campaigns that create vibrant connections and bring the soul of a company to life.

She started her career in consulting before working for global retailers such as Estée Lauder Companies and The Body Shop. She has a unique understanding of internal and external brand experience - and how to make it resonate - having worked in marketing and customer experience before going into leadership development and people experience. In her current role, she looks after Wellbeing, Charity, Internal Comms, Employee Listening and Employer Branding. 
Carlo Beschi

Carlo Beschi

Treatwell Lead Agile Coach

I help value flow.

An accomplished professional, with a very broad skill set and 15+ years of experience in digital product delivery, cultural change and organizational transformation.

I leverage on agile-lean practices to partner with leaders and teams, and help them improve their time to market, customer engagement, product quality and operational efficiency.
I love envisioning, strategizing, and executing - both individually and together with others.

I relentlessly cultivate a safe, vibrant, collaborative working environment, focussed on learning, engagement and innovation. A place where people grow, projects succeed, and business KPIs flourish - all at the same time.

Beth Perry

Beth Perry

First Central Head of Internal Communications and Culture

Oh, hey there, I’m Beth. Want to know a little more about me?

I’m a proactive people-person who lives to explore, develop and innovate. I thrive in bustling environments that are brimming with ambition and integrity.

Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy

Exinity VP Corporate Communications
Wendy Murphy is VP of Corporate Communications at Exinity, a global fintech with offices in multiple locations around the world. Passionate about engagement and creating holistic experiences for colleagues, she was part of the core team that helped roll out a new wellbeing strategy across the company.
Melanie Page

Melanie Page

Balfour Beatty Head of Group Innovation Programmes
Melanie has been at Balfour Beatty for over 16 years, spanning roles including IT, Digital and now as Head of Group Innovation Programmes.
Jeremy Gautrey-Jones

Jeremy Gautrey-Jones

RSPCA Assistant Director Employee Experience
An highly experienced, Chartered FCIPD strategic HR and employee/industrial Relations professional that is results focused with a proven track record in a variety of sectors including the public, transport, higher education and charity sectors and who has worked at a UK, European and International level. Highly successful in negotiating and implementing change with trade unions and staff groups on key policy issues including pay and reward systems, organisational change programmes, TUPE transfers and terms & conditions of employment. Extensive experience in developing people strategies, structures and processes, leading negotiations, employee engagement, change management programmes, organisational change and project managing at the most senior levels. Proven track record in improving ER behaviours and cultures in difficult unionised climates. A resilient, effective and persuasive communicator who can influence key stakeholders in complex political landscapes. Highly effective in building relationships. A knowledgeable employment law specialist and experience Judicial Member of the Employment Tribunal. Key Speaker and contributor at a variety of conferences, webinars, podcasts and publications on industrial relations, managing change, hybrid working and wellbeing including HR Retail Bulletin, Personnel Today, CIPD.
Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson

Royal Air Force (Ministry of Defence) Employee Engagement Team Manager
Victoria is an Employee Engagement Manager within the Ministry of Defence. She has worked in various civil service roles across the MOD for 18 years.  Working in the HR profession, with a background in learning and development, she is passionate about facilitating a culture which allows people to flourish in their job roles.
Michelle Sage

Michelle Sage

Royal Air Force (Ministry of Defence) Employee Engagement Advisor
Michelle (Shell) Sage is an Employee Engagement Advisor within the Civil Service, working with the Royal Air Force since 2019. Prior to that she spent 11 years as a photographer working along side the Royal Air Force. People have always been at the heart of everything she works towards, and in her current role, with her team, in trying to make the workplace a better place for everyone.
Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Phoenix Group Communication and Engagement of Colleague Representation Forum
Emma Hughes leads Communication and Engagement for the Phoenix Colleague Representation Forum, part of the Phoenix Group.
With over 20 years’ experience of internal communication, specialising in bringing the colleague experience to life and integrating the colleague voice into people initiatives. 
Emma and the PCRF team won the engage award for best use of Innovation in employee engagement in 2023.
Susan Reilly

Susan Reilly

Phoenix Group Head of Colleague Representation

Susan Reilly is the Head of Phoenix Colleague Representation Forum, part of the Phoenix Group.

With over 15 years’ experience and a qualification in Employment Law, she is passionate about colleague engagement, building effective partnerships and the power of the colleague voice.

Susan specialises in colleague representation and progressive partnership working and loves utilising her skills and experience to create and promote industry leading representation propositions and it’s benefits in the modern workplace.

Susan created the PCRF in 2021 and they successfully won the engage award for best use of Innovation in employee engagement in 2023.

She lives near Edinburgh and loves spending time with her friends and family, particularly the latest addition to the family, her first grandchild.

Gabby Ogiste

Gabby Ogiste

Mars Veterinary Health People Solutions Lead, International
A driven HR transformation, technology and change leader, passionate about delivering tangible outputs to create synergies, revived target operating models, best in class business processes and exceptional end user journeys across large & culturally complex multi-business, global organisations. An experienced HR leader with a significant HR technology, programme, generalist & operations background. This experience ensures there is knowledge and substance behind delivery, underpinned by robust governance and change management initiatives. An exceptional communicator able to quickly develop strong business partnerships, leveraging remarkable influencing capabilities to create an impactful rapport with all C-suite stakeholders along the journey.
Neil Morrison

Neil Morrison

Severn Trent Group Human Resources Director
Experienced FTSE100 executive with broad international experience. Neil has led fast moving, high growth organisations as well as those undergoing significant transformation and change, including both mergers and acquisitions. His career has included time working in media, retail, B2B services and utilities - all in times of significant change. 

Technically, he has expertise in change management (especially digital transformation), compensation and benefits (including remuneration committees), organisational development, talent management, strategic resourcing, employee relations and communications. He's partnered with a range of CEOs and board members and contribute to the broader business leadership and strategy.

He prides himself on his communication skills and broad business knowledge. Down to earth, calm and measured whilst still working at pace and focused on delivery. The range of his experience means he's learnt to adapt and flex to different industries and cultures. he's also a qualified coach.

When he's not working, he is passionate about education, skills and the world of work in general. He's a regular commentator on leadership and management and has written for publications in the UK and US and spoken at conferences across the globe.
Helen Card

Helen Card

Homes England Head of Internal and Digital Communications
I am a dynamic, talented and driven communications and engagement professional with 15 years’ experience across a broad range of disciplines. I have excellent people and programme management skills, a proven track record of delivering successful and creative projects, and excellent political management and stakeholder engagement skills. I have worked on a number of high profile projects and campaigns which have given me key skills in strategic thinking, crisis management and a talent for developing engaging and impactful communication strategies. I specialise in Internal communication and employee engagement. I am passionate about making a difference and have extensive experience engaging and understanding peoples’ views and employee perspectives.
Parysa Hosseini-Sech

Parysa Hosseini-Sech

Onecom People & Culture Director
Parysa Hosseini-Sech is the dynamic People & Culture Director at Onecom Group, known for her expertise in transformational change and a deep passion for talent development. With more than a decade at Onecom Group, she has been pivotal in growing the company to over 600 employees, skillfully navigating organic growth and acquisitions. Parysa's innovative approach places engagement at the core of people management, resulting in tangible commercial successes. She spearheaded an award-winning leadership development program, emphasising diverse talent nurturing strategies, from upskilling to mentoring. Under her leadership, Onecom embraced agile working and comprehensive health and wellbeing schemes, foundational during the pandemic and beyond.
Chris Ronald

Chris Ronald

Blackhawk Network VP B2B EMEA
A mere 5 years in the industry but proud to lead the Blackhawk Network EMEA team for B2B Incentives Rewards and Benefits.  Passionate about Branded Payments that turn transactions into experiences. Empowering brands to connect & build loyalty with their customers & employees using gift cards, codes and prepaid products.
 
Chris is accountable for accelerating and enabling growth by creating high-performance teams and functions that work to scale the business. After holding leadership roles across both public and private companies for national and global brands, Chris has a wealth of experience when it comes to general management, sales & marketing, client success & service and operations. As a result, Chris is able to achieve strategic transformation and drive profitable B2B growth strategies for Blackhawk Network and its customers.
Dr Sarah Pass

Dr Sarah Pass

Engage for Success

Sarah is a practitioner-focused academic concentrating on employee experience and engagement. Sarah is a member of the Engage for Success (EFS) Advisory Board. She also sits on the EFS steering group, chairs the East Midlands Area Network, the Line Managers TAG, the Engagement Champion TAG, and is the co-project lead for the EFS annual survey. In 2023, Sarah was ranked by HR Magazine as an Influential Thinker in HR. She is a Fellow of the RSA, an Academic Associate of the CIPD, and a member of the British Academy of Management. Sarah also sits on the Advisory Board for the EX-Space and is a member of the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) Working Insights Group.  Sarah currently works as a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School (NTU).

James Court-Smith

James Court-Smith

Engage for Success
James leads Stillae Ltd - helping companies make sense of the data they collect, and put it to profitable use, across multiple industries in Europe. Before founding Stillae, he was the European Head of Gallup’s Employee Engagement Practice. James contributed to the original MacLeod Review of Employee Engagement in 2009 and has been Senior Advisor to the Engage for Success task force since 2011. He chairs the Engage for Success Steering Group and is a member of the Advisory Board. James is the co-project lead for the EFS annual survey and is a visiting fellow at Nottingham Business School (NTU). 
Owen Rose

Owen Rose

Acteon Managing Partner
Owen Rose is a Managing Partner at Acteon and leads our work in consultancy and content development. He has been instrumental in developing Acteon’s approach to creating engaging, impactful communication and learning solutions. Working with a wide range of international clients in many sectors, Owen has led the introduction of insights from behavioural science into L&D, and guided multiple award-winning projects. Prior to joining Acteon, Owen worked in academia, researching and teaching in genetics at University College London.
Jessica Brannigan

Jessica Brannigan

Culture Amp Lead People Scientist
Jess Brannigan, MSc, is a Lead People Scientist for the EMEA region. She leads a team of People Scientists focussed on UK-based customers. She has a BSc Psychology from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc Occupational Psychology from the University of Leicester.

She has over a decade of experience in the people and culture space encompassing in-house HR and workforce development roles, in-depth leadership assessment and coaching, human capital consulting and talent & career development. She enjoys combining these expertise to enhance workplace culture for the organisations we serve and the employees within them.

Prior to joining Culture Amp she led a programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School to enhance the leadership skills, and personal and career progression of MBA’s entering into high-profile careers. Thinking about the individual, their development and their trajectory within the sphere of an organisation is therefore of particular interest to her.
Caro Ruttledge

Caro Ruttledge

Gate One Partner
Caro is Gate One’s lead for people, change and culture. She supports organisations to design, activate and embed strategic change programmes, applying creative approaches to accelerate behaviour change. Caro is passionate about helping change the world of work to be more people-centred and joyful.
Alix Ainsley

Alix Ainsley

Virgin Group People Director
Alix and Charlotte have worked as practitioners in HR for 25+ years, and whilst they describe themselves as commercial HR partners to the business, they also hold a great deal of experience in organisation and talent development field. They have worked together in a job share for over 11 years, and their passion for developing and coaching leaders has led them to a powerful belief in the positive impact that outstanding leaders can have on the performance of an organisation.  

Alix and Charlotte bring their experience and leadership to their current role, leading the people partnering and proposition teams. The ‘north star’ for the team is alignment to Virgin’s organisational purpose, this means investing in, developing, and inspiring the teams that are Changing Business for Good.  
Charlotte Cherry

Charlotte Cherry

Virgin Group People Director
Alix and Charlotte have worked as practitioners in HR for 25+ years, and whilst they describe themselves as commercial HR partners to the business, they also hold a great deal of experience in organisation and talent development field. They have worked together in a job share for over 11 years, and their passion for developing and coaching leaders has led them to a powerful belief in the positive impact that outstanding leaders can have on the performance of an organisation.  

Alix and Charlotte bring their experience and leadership to their current role, leading the people partnering and proposition teams. The ‘north star’ for the team is alignment to Virgin’s organisational purpose, this means investing in, developing, and inspiring the teams that are Changing Business for Good.  
Laura Jamieson

Laura Jamieson

Alshaya Group Head of Internal Communications
A seasoned expert in strategic internal communications and employee engagement having worked across multiple industries and regions. With a proven track record of understanding business needs to develop and deliver bespoke communications strategies and drive employee engagement. An advocate for the power internal communications and employee experience.
Duaa Almousawi

Duaa Almousawi

Alshaya Group Internal Communications Executive
I’m a highly motivated, passionate, and flexible individual with the strongest sense of determination, and the ability to gracefully and efficiently overcome any obstacle that comes my way. 

In addition to my marketing experience, I’ve been working as a business owner and copywriter for quite some time. This has given me the chance to successfully connect my passion for marketing, my talent in writing, and my skills in business. I am also a Certified Image Consultant with an impeccable eye for detail. 

Due to my social and friendly nature, I am a true team player, always happy and able to work with others. Additionally, I thrive under pressure and I like a good challenge. I believe that all of these traits make me a valuable asset to any team. 

My aim is to continuously evolve my interpersonal, technical, and educational skills in order to truly make a change. I aspire to positively impact the people around me, and society as a whole, in the best way I possibly can.
Neil Bestford

Neil Bestford

Byggfakta Group Group Director of Brand and People Experience
Neil is Group Director of Brand and People Experience at Byggfakta Group. With over 20-years' experience, he specialises in fostering productivity, cultivating positive workplace culture, and harnessing the power and connectivity of brand, people experience, and health and wellbeing. Neil joined global commercial construction data organisation, ByggfaktaGroup, in late 2022, having previously spent 5-years as an employer brand and workplace culture consultant. His holistic approach ensures sustainable success and thriving teams within a diverse group of market-leading businesses across five global territories. Neil's insights, honed through a career dedicated to enhancing organisational culture and employee experience, are invaluable assets that empowers Byggfakta Group and its 30+ businesses to thrive in today's competitive commercial and talent marketplaces.
Evan Rhoda

Evan Rhoda

Blackbaud Principal, Corporate Solutions
Evan joined the Blackbaud Corporate Impact team in December 2020, having previously curated partnerships for a globally renowned conference series and fintech start-up based in New York City. His passion for social impact was inspired by his wife, Christen, who co-founded a $2 million charity dedicated to expanding girls’ rights worldwide. Evan believes strongly in the power of corporate responsibility to create a more just and equitable world, and he could not be prouder to serve leaders of CSR every day. In his spare time, you’ll see Evan playing guitar or shooting a basketball around Camden market!
Alice Boyd

Alice Boyd

Firstup Lead Consultant - Communications Strategy

Creative communications professional with a passion for people, storytelling, brand and culture. 


I'm now partnering with Firstup customers to help drive adoption and engagement throughout their digital employee experience journeys. This includes reaching 100% of their workforce to drive business initiatives, boosting morale through employee recognition, and leveraging data insights to inform business decisions.

I've worked in various sectors in both New Zealand and the UK, including technology, utilities, and healthcare. Some of my specialties include internal engagement, digital employee communications, and stakeholder management.

Ulus Isa

Ulus Isa

Firstup Solutions Consultant
Graduated with a 2:1 in BSc Honours in Digital Technology Specialising, in Computer Technology and Networking. A talented individual who is determined to be a success and will prove to be a valuable asset to any company. An articulate and hard working individual, who tackles any given task with enthusiasm. Enjoys working as part of a team with excellent communication skills, capable of using own initiative and working accurately to instructions. Strives on new challenges, and is motivated by the prospect of completing tasks to driving the business forward.
Caleb Chisholm

Caleb Chisholm

Cocentric Head of Digital Consulting
Caleb is the Head of Digital Consulting at Cocentric with a background in implementing and launching specialised tools for communication and collaboration.
Using his past experiences from leading internal digital engagement at NatWest, he has worked with a wide range of UK and International brands from manufacturing, to finance, and retail to professional services.
This work has included creating award winning campaigns and content, reviewing channel effectiveness, delivering strategic consultancy and launching digital communication and collaboration platforms.
Hillary Brown

Hillary Brown

Forty1 Managing Director
As Forty1's UK Managing Director, Hillary leads the employee engagement consultancy, consisting of strategists, planners, behavioural scientists and employee listening experts as well as supporting our Centres of Excellence in DEI and Change. 

With previous roles including the Head of Group Campaigns and Head of Internal Communications for NatWest Markets, she has a deep understanding of how to navigate complex, matrixed, global organisations to deliver strategic communications with impact. Hillary has supported the growth of the practice, working with many industry leaders in professional services, industrial, financial services and pharmaceutical. She is incredibly passionate about data-led campaigns and the power of brilliant user experiences and creative execution to inspire lasting change.
Guy Champniss, PHD

Guy Champniss, PHD

Forty1/Inizio Engage XD Head of Behavioural Science
With over 25 years’ experience, Guy has been recognised for contributions in the creative and academic fields, and his work in applied behavioural science has led to awards for innovation and impact. Guy held a number of strategy roles within Havas before going on to head-up behavioural science for an award-winning US energy tech company. He is adjunct faculty in behavioural science and innovation with IE University (Madrid). Guy has an MBA (IE) and holds a prize-winning PhD in applied social psychology (Cranfield). He’s a Fellow of the RSA and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.
Harry Harvey

Harry Harvey

Klaxoon Sales Director
Harry is a SaaS expert with over 7 years of experience in the UK technology market. His main passion? Helping teams work better, together. His mission is to empower teams to work differently, collaborate effectively, and achieve more. During his session, he will be exploring how organisations can use  Human-Centric work models to boost employee experience, retain talent, and drive performance.

Harry has a track record of supporting business-wide digital innovation projects that put people at the heart of the solution. He’s delivered solutions to a range of industries including Central Government, Utilities, and AEC. He currently leads the team in the UK, Nordics, and APAC markets for Klaxoon, the all-in-one collaboration platform. Harry works with teams worldwide to provide solutions that make business easy (and accessible) for everyone, increase productivity and drive positive outcomes.
Kaz Hassan

Kaz Hassan

Unily Employee Experience Industry Lead
Having spent the last six years immersed in the employee experience space, Unily's own Kaz Hassan has a reputation for being ahead of the latest trends and best-practices on everything from digital transformation to internal communications. Over the course of his career he has worked in varied roles, from change management at Arriva to rolling out more than 20 intranets as a consultant at Unily. Kaz joined Unily in 2018 and is now a regular speaker at industry events, including presenting regional Masterclasses and conferences around the world.
David MacLeod OBE

David MacLeod OBE

Engage For Success Co-Chair
David is co founder of Engage for Success. He is a visiting Professor of the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), An Honorary Professor of Nottingham Business School, a fellow of the RSA and a companion member of the CMI. David is co-author, with Nita Clarke, of the MacLeod Report, ‘Engage for Success’ described by the CMI as the definitive work on this subject.  This follows an early career in marketing followed by becoming a divisional CEO of a global business. He has been an NED of three Government Departments and has worked for a year and a half in the Cabinet Office.  David is an NED of the Institute of Customer Services. He was awarded an OBE for services to Employee Engagement and Business in 2013.
Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan

The Happiness Index CEO & Founder
Matt Phelan is Co-Founder of The Happiness Index, Author of “Freedom To Be Happy: The Business Case for Happiness” and a TEDx Speaker. He co-founded The Happiness Index to try and positively shape the future of work. The Happiness Index offers a unique neuroscience-driven platform to help organisations measure their key employee engagement and happiness drivers - leading to thriving cultures. He’s a serial entrepreneur and advisor of scale up businesses.
Dave Nixon

Dave Nixon

LumApps Employee Experience Practice Manager

Dave has guided organisations on their journey to creating vibrant, user-centric digital workplaces that drive productivity and enhance communication for over 20 years.

Dave is experienced in developing and executing strategies that drive adoption and maximize the potential of intranet platforms that include SharePoint, Jive, and LumApps

As a thought leader in the field, Dave has successfully guided numerous enterprises through the intricacies of intranet implementation, ensuring a user-centric approach that goes beyond mere functionality. 

Recognized for a keen ability to translate complex technical concepts into user-friendly solutions, Dave is dedicated to creating intranet experiences that not only streamline workflows but also elevate employee engagement to new heights.

Henry Elworthy

Henry Elworthy

John Lewis Partnership Channels Lead
Originally trained as a journalist, Henry has a decade of experience in corporate communications from crisis management to strategy launches. As an employee engagement expert, he’s rolled out employer brands, developed employee value propositions and created innovative routes to hear and measure employees’ opinions and feedback at scale.

At the John Lewis Partnership, he leads the team accountable for internal and external channels, events, planning, and leadership communications, as well as running a team of communicators charged with delivering fast-paced change communications. With 25 million hits to their intranet each year, over 70 sites and 550 communities to manage, there’s rarely a dull moment in his team.
Jo Moffatt

Jo Moffatt

Engage for Success Strategy Director

Jo has been a volunteer with the Engage for Success movement since its launch.  As Strategy Director she sits on the Core Team and co-hosts the weekly Engage for Success radio show. EFS radio draws guests from across the engagement world with interesting stories to share. The Engage for Success agenda is absolutely aligned with Jo’s vision ‘to make workplaces better places to be’. Jo’s ‘day job’ is MD and founder of Woodreed, a specialist ad agency who use the tools, techniques, creativity and insight of the advertising world to engage employees inside organisations. Jo is passionate about brands and their power to move people.  She is equally passionate about employee engagement and its vital role in delivering a high performing organisation. Put the two together and she becomes almost evangelical about the power a well-positioned and consistently delivered brand has as a catalyst for employee engagement and business success.

Charlotte Dahl

Charlotte Dahl

Woodreed Creative Planning Director
Charlotte is a director at specialist advertising agency Woodreed. She's an accomplished speaker, writer and facilitator, with a unique view on employee engagement and internal communications, having spent equal parts of her career in consumer, then employee communications. Having worked for clients spanning every industry sector, including Marks & Spencer, The National Lottery, Volkswagen Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Guinness World Records and the NHS, she brings the rigour of consumer marketing into internal communications. She is passionate about raising the profile, standards and effectiveness of internal communication, believing employees AND customers deserve the same reverence, effort and creativity in communication. Appearing on stages at home and abroad, she's talked for senior leadership summits and in-house teams as well as for the CIPD, Institute of Internal Communications, Engage for Success and at ABTA's travel convention in Malta. She's a regular chair for Engage Business Media's events and delivers training for the IoIC.
Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

Handley Studios Ltd. Co-Founder

Cathy (she/her) works with people and organisations to create inclusive, healthy and more productive workplaces that work for everyone.

A renowned leader, speaker and communicator, Cathy blends curiosity and empathy with deep cross-sector experience. She prides herself on helping people move out of stressful situations to create human-focused workplace cultures where compassion and connectedness – and people – are encouraged and valued. 
Cathy has led organisations across a range of industries including Engage for Success (the UK’s movement for Employee Engagement), and has helped to transform many more through her work as Capability Brown, and most recently at Management Geek. 
Cathy carries her personal experience of neurodivergence into the solutions she co-creates with her clients, through conversations, commitment and curiosity - helping them to manage themselves and their teams in ways that work for everyone. 

Jo Dodds

Jo Dodds

Engage for Success Co-Strategy Director

As co-Strategy Director of Engage for Success, Jo is focused on spreading the word about employee engagement and shining a light on good practise, inspiring people and workplaces to thrive. She also co-hosts the long running weekly Engage for Success radio podcast talking all things employee engagement with a wide range of guests from all over the world. Her corporate background is in regional and national HR and training roles within large retail and leisure organisations. She started her own business in 2005 and has since worked with people and organisations to take advantage of the digital and social media opportunities to create engagement with customers, employees and other stakeholders.

Nicholas Brice

Nicholas Brice

Soul Corporations CEO
Nicholas Brice is our Guest Editor and CEO of Soul Corporations®. He is seasoned managing consultant, speaker coach and masterclass facilitator. He has helped deliver human-centred development and culture change programmes to achieve customer and employee experience KPI outcomes for major brands including British Airways, American Express, Unipart, Toyota, Wickes, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Progress IT, Servier Pharmaceuticals. He is a triple winner of National Training Journal Gold Awards, a winner of Engage Media Award for Best Customer and Employee Engagement Programme and four times finalist.