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Engagement in the Eye of the Storm

When times are tough, the need for brilliant employee engagement is more important than ever. So how do you keep focused on that when you’re the focus of public scrutiny and in the eye of the media storm? In this discussion we’ll explore the impact of media coverage on colleague engagement, how Severn Trent have navigated these challenges and advice for leading a workforce through turbulent times which are out of your control.

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.

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