Following Covid-19, and with high volumes of the workforce currently working from home, it’s becoming an increasingly important topic for all business to consider their approach on emotional resilience, mental health and overall wellbeing for their staff. This is your chance to benchmark your current efforts and get practical tips on how to further improve, including:
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Hear about steps taken and practical examples from Jacobs. Learn from research conducted by Resilience First.
Chair: Julia Root-Gutteridge, Manager, Board Effectiveness, ICAEWJulia is Manager for Board Effectiveness at ICAEW. Her role is to develop and deliver high quality support for ICAEW members who hold executive or non-executive director roles, as well as members who aspire join a board. As part of this support for members, she runs the Corporate Governance Community, a network of over 5,000 ICAEW members and governance professionals, which hosts a rich programme of roundtables, panel events and networking events on topics such as culture, trust in business, and board dynamics. She works with a wide range of members across business and practice to understand their challenges and ensure their views are fed back into ICAEW’s policy making and member services.
Robert Hall, Executive Director, Resilience First Robert Hall was previously the Director of the Security & Resilience Network at London First. Before joining London First in 2013, he was Director of Resilience at G4S Risk Management Consulting. Robert has worked in the risk, security and resilience arenas in both the public and private sectors for many years. He has held senior positions in two FTSE100 companies that specialise in financial services and manufacturing. He has also been Head of Analysis at a national intelligence agency, and Managing Editor of security titles at an international publishing company. In 2000, he founded and managed an international forum on global security and law enforcement for senior executives in government, business and academia. Robert spent his early career in the military before moving into the commercial world. He has written and presented extensively on strategic risk and security issues. He is a member of both the Security Institute and the Business Continuity Institute. He was a member of the Editorial Board on the new British Standard (BS65000) on organisational resilience.
Neil Cutting, Finance Transformation, JacobsNeil is a Finance Transformation Executive at Jacobs, with a broad range of accounting experience in IT, FMCG and consultancy. Jacobs is a provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance. Throughout his career, Neil has led international finance transformation initiatives while working in-house for several well-known organisations. This work has taken him all over the globe. After 10 years of working in various internal finance director roles within Jacobs, he was recently seconded to a UK government client, where he has been leading various finance transformation projects. Over the years, Neil has helped his various employers to navigate some major international challenges. These include the recession of the early 1990s (when he worked for PwC), the dot-com bubble (which he navigated with Hewlett Packard), an era of rapid growth that he went through with Mars, the global financial crisis and now Covid-19. As a result, he believes that taking a long-term perspective is key to building resilience.Neil is an ICAEW chartered accountant and was the ICAEW West of England President between 2018-2019. He has continued to volunteer and is currently a member of the ICAEW Business Committee. Outside of his ICAEW volunteering roles, Neil has acted as an Academy Ambassador to help transition two primary schools in Bristol to more successful Academies. He also guest lectures at the Universities of Bath and West of England, focusing primarily around improving performance management for organisations.
Esther Barratt, Director, Generation Services, Nuclear Power, JacobsEsther has operational delivery responsibilities as a director at Jacobs with accountability for Jacobs’ strategic relationship with EDF Generation in the UK. She has over twenty-five years of experience undertaking diverse and challenging engineering projects, primarily in support of the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear plant. Esther has held several leadership positions and navigated her teams and clients through a number of major business changes and challenges. Esther is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, organising topical learning events as a member of its Nuclear Power Committee.
Justin Goldberg, Group Director, Government Solutions, Defence & Security, JacobsJustin is the Group Director for the Jacobs Government Solutions Performance Unit, which is that part of the Jacobs Defence & Security Business responsible for all work that is undertaken directly into MOD. In this role, Justin has accountability for revenue and margin performance and the overall wellbeing and performance of more than 400 people.
With more than 25 years’ experience of leading projects and teams in the defence and nuclear (civil and military) sectors, both UK and world-wide – more than 20 of them spent at Jacobs - Justin has an established track record of successful delivery for, and management of, major Defence infrastructure and equipment programmes and projects, operational transformation and business growth and development. Previous roles within Jacobs include Equinox JV Senior Responsible Owner (SRO), Commission Manager for the PSP Nuclear Framework that Jacobs has with MOD DIO, Chief of Staff for AWE Management Limited and a period seconded into DIO Major Programmes & Projects Directorate as Deputy Director – Transformation and the Lead for establishing the Centre of Excellence. As well as his operational roles, Justin has also spent nearly 7 years in sales, as Jacobs UK Business Development Director for the Defence Sector and before that for the Nuclear Sector. Through this, Justin has been involved in a number of equipment and infrastructure bids, covering multiple domains, including Land and Maritime, as well as programmes for AWE, Magnox and the ITER fusion reactor programme.
Prior to joining Jacobs, Justin was a Nuclear Industry Analyst at the British Nuclear Industry Forum, now the Nuclear Industry Association, and before that, at AEA Technology, after starting as a geochemical modeller on radioactive waste disposal projects, he became Business Development Director for Central & Eastern Europe for the radioactive waste management and disposal and environmental remediation sectors. This all built off his PhD in Chemistry from Bristol University and a short period as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry at University of Edinburgh. From this period in academia and also his time at AEA Technology, he has had numerous publications.
Fiona O’Donnell, Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Jacobs
Resilience First is a not-for-profit organisation, led and funded by business to strengthen collective business resilience.
The initiative aims to make the difference between success and failure for any business community facing major challenges or severe disruption.
Through thought leadership and advocacy on better resilience, sharing of best practice, and partnerships, Resilience First will embed resilience into corporate culture.
Drawing on the collective experience and capabilities of its network, it will create a template for resilience that is transferable to any urban area, in any country: a way of operating that is designed to bring about local change.
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