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2024 Speakers

Dr Sylvana Storey

Keynote Speaker

Sylvana Storey, Founder and CEO of Global Organizational Integrators, is a globally recognised business psychologist with 28 years experience as a Managing Consultant in: Organisational Development and Culture Change, Global Leadership, Employee Engagement and Value Proposition, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).  She is a trusted adviser and executive coach to the ‘C’ Suite for companies across multiple sectors.

Sylvana has authored and published three books: ‘The Impact of Diversity on Global Leadership Performance: LEAD³ – Palgrave Macmillan;‘The Aperture for Modern CEOs: Aligning Vision and Focus’ – Business Expert Press; Brand You – Pearsons. She is a contributory author of Business Psychology in Practice and Business Psychology in Action – ABP.

In 2014 Sylvana was invited by Ariana Huffington to be a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and, up to March 2023, she sat on the Institute of Advanced Studies Development Board, Durham University. Sylvana is a regular keynote speaker at business events.

On a personal note, Sylvana is of South American heritage, has lived in five countries, and has travelled and worked in a further 65.

Dr Sylvana Storey

Sylvana Storey, Founder and CEO of Global Organizational Integrators, is a globally recognised business psychologist with 28 years experience as a Managing Consultant in: Organisational Development and Culture Change, Global Leadership, Employee Engagement and Value Proposition, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).  She is a trusted adviser and executive coach to the ‘C’ Suite for companies across multiple sectors.

Sylvana has authored and published three books: ‘The Impact of Diversity on Global Leadership Performance: LEAD³ – Palgrave Macmillan;‘The Aperture for Modern CEOs: Aligning Vision and Focus’ – Business Expert Press; Brand You – Pearsons. She is a contributory author of Business Psychology in Practice and Business Psychology in Action – ABP.

In 2014 Sylvana was invited by Ariana Huffington to be a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and, up to March 2023, she sat on the Institute of Advanced Studies Development Board, Durham University. Sylvana is a regular keynote speaker at business events.

On a personal note, Sylvana is of South American heritage, has lived in five countries, and has travelled and worked in a further 65.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup, Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University, co-founder of deepersignals.com, and an associate at Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. He is the author of 12 books, including Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and How to Fix It), upon which his TED talk was based. His latest book is I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique. Visit drtomas.com for more info.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in people analytics, talent management, leadership development, and the human-AI interface. His commercial work focuses on the creation of science-based tools that improve organizations’ ability to predict performance, and people’s ability to understand themselves. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup, co-founder of DeeperSignals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems.

Dr. Tomas has written 12 books and over 200 scientific papers on the psychology of talent, leadership, innovation, and AI, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association, the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, to which he is a Fellow. He is also a Thinkers50 ranked thought leader. Dr. Tomas is the founding director of University College London’s Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology program, and the Chief Psychometric Advisor to Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.

Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in financial services (e.g., JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs), advertising (e.g., Google, WPP, BBH), media (e.g., BBC, Red Bull, Twitter, Spotify), consumer goods (e.g., Unilever, Pepsico, P&G), fashion (e.g., LVMH, Net-a-Porter, Valentino, Gucci), government (e.g., British Army, Royal Mail, NHS), and intergovernmental organizations (e.g., United Nations, International Rescue Committee and the World Bank).

Dr. Tomas’ media career comprises over 200 TV appearances, including on the BBC, CNN, TED, and Sky, and over 300 features in Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. Dr. Tomas is also a keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs. He was born and raised in the Villa Freud district of Buenos Aires, but spent most of his professional career in London and New York, and lives between sunny Miami and beautiful Rome now.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup, Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University, co-founder of deepersignals.com, and an associate at Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. He is the author of 12 books, including Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and How to Fix It), upon which his TED talk was based. His latest book is I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique. Visit drtomas.com for more info.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in people analytics, talent management, leadership development, and the human-AI interface. His commercial work focuses on the creation of science-based tools that improve organizations’ ability to predict performance, and people’s ability to understand themselves. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup, co-founder of DeeperSignals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems.

Dr. Tomas has written 12 books and over 200 scientific papers on the psychology of talent, leadership, innovation, and AI, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association, the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, to which he is a Fellow. He is also a Thinkers50 ranked thought leader. Dr. Tomas is the founding director of University College London’s Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology program, and the Chief Psychometric Advisor to Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.

Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in financial services (e.g., JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs), advertising (e.g., Google, WPP, BBH), media (e.g., BBC, Red Bull, Twitter, Spotify), consumer goods (e.g., Unilever, Pepsico, P&G), fashion (e.g., LVMH, Net-a-Porter, Valentino, Gucci), government (e.g., British Army, Royal Mail, NHS), and intergovernmental organizations (e.g., United Nations, International Rescue Committee and the World Bank).

Dr. Tomas’ media career comprises over 200 TV appearances, including on the BBC, CNN, TED, and Sky, and over 300 features in Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. Dr. Tomas is also a keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs. He was born and raised in the Villa Freud district of Buenos Aires, but spent most of his professional career in London and New York, and lives between sunny Miami and beautiful Rome now.

Bruce Daisley

Keynote Speaker

Bruce Daisley is one of the most influential voices on fixing work, recognised by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 voices on the topic. He has been published in the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. His latest book, Fortitude, was described by the Financial Times as the ‘best business book of the year’ at the end of 2022.

He’s recently been appointed as a Visiting Honorary Professor at Bayes Business School at City University in London with a focus on organisational culture and the MBA programme.

Previously he spent over a decade running Twitter and YouTube (the latter at Google) for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US. Bruce runs the Apple number 1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture.

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley is one of the most influential voices on fixing work, recognised by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 voices on the topic. He has been published in the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. His latest book, Fortitude, was described by the Financial Times as the ‘best business book of the year’ at the end of 2022.

He’s recently been appointed as a Visiting Honorary Professor at Bayes Business School at City University in London with a focus on organisational culture and the MBA programme.

Previously he spent over a decade running Twitter and YouTube (the latter at Google) for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US. Bruce runs the Apple number 1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture.

Geoff Trickey

Geoff is a Chartered Psychologist with a BSc and MSc from University College London (UCL). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His unusually varied career as a psychologist fostered an international perspective that straddles professional career paths and business sectors. In roles as Research Fellow at UCL, European Manager for The Psychological Corporation (San Antonio, USA), followed by personal and business associations with the Hogan Assessment Systems (Tulsa, USA), JVR (South Africa), MHS (Canada) and professional groups throughout Europe, he has been privileged to work with an exceptionally influential pool of talent, laying the basis for an informed global perspective on psychological practices. Geoff set up Psychological Consultancy Ltd. (PCL) in 1992 and as CEO has overseen research and innovative professional practices. He is now devoted to research-based consultancy, innovative product development and his influential work on decision making under risk.

Geoff Trickey

Geoff is a Chartered Psychologist with a BSc and MSc from University College London (UCL). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His unusually varied career as a psychologist fostered an international perspective that straddles professional career paths and business sectors. In roles as Research Fellow at UCL, European Manager for The Psychological Corporation (San Antonio, USA), followed by personal and business associations with the Hogan Assessment Systems (Tulsa, USA), JVR (South Africa), MHS (Canada) and professional groups throughout Europe, he has been privileged to work with an exceptionally influential pool of talent, laying the basis for an informed global perspective on psychological practices. Geoff set up Psychological Consultancy Ltd. (PCL) in 1992 and as CEO has overseen research and innovative professional practices. He is now devoted to research-based consultancy, innovative product development and his influential work on decision making under risk.

James Bywater

James is a Business Psychologist and a Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has researched, presented and published widely on Best Practice and emerging issues in work psychology worldwide.

 

James has a Masters in Organizational Psychology from London and an MBA from Aston Business School

James Bywater

James is a Business Psychologist and a Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has researched, presented and published widely on Best Practice and emerging issues in work psychology worldwide.

 

James has a Masters in Organizational Psychology from London and an MBA from Aston Business School

Dr. Rainer Kurz

Rainer is a Chartered Psychologist based in London specialising in assessment technology with more than 30 years of assessment R&D experience.

Since joining HUCAMA in July 2020 as the Chief Psychologist he has been developing the HUCAMA Factors range of ability, personality, and competency assessment tools jointly with HUCAMA CEO Michele Guarini who is based in Copenhagen.

In his previous role at Cubiks, he architected half a dozen assessment tools and raised the academic profile of the company by presenting peer reviewed submissions at the Association for Business Psychology, BPS Division of Occupational Psychology, EAWOP, SIOP and ITC conferences.

At Saville Consulting he developed 50+ aptitude tests and contributed to the development of Saville Consulting Wave and the Performance Culture Framework.

At SHL Rainer developed on-screen testing and expert system solutions based on extensive validation work that culminated in the World of Work (WoW) model and the inception of the Universal Competency Framework (UCF).

Dr. Rainer Kurz

Rainer is a Chartered Psychologist based in London specialising in assessment technology with more than 30 years of assessment R&D experience.

Since joining HUCAMA in July 2020 as the Chief Psychologist he has been developing the HUCAMA Factors range of ability, personality, and competency assessment tools jointly with HUCAMA CEO Michele Guarini who is based in Copenhagen.

In his previous role at Cubiks, he architected half a dozen assessment tools and raised the academic profile of the company by presenting peer reviewed submissions at the Association for Business Psychology, BPS Division of Occupational Psychology, EAWOP, SIOP and ITC conferences.

At Saville Consulting he developed 50+ aptitude tests and contributed to the development of Saville Consulting Wave and the Performance Culture Framework.

At SHL Rainer developed on-screen testing and expert system solutions based on extensive validation work that culminated in the World of Work (WoW) model and the inception of the Universal Competency Framework (UCF).

Helen Ashley

Helen Ashley is the Director of Organisational Development at the University of Manchester. She is an experienced People and OD leader with a background in Healthcare, International Higher Education, and Science Publishing sectors. With a focus on evidence-based performance improvement and transformational leadership, her areas of excellence are designing and implementing workforce and OD strategies, client-led service improvement, and leadership of organisational change through cooperation, collaboration and colleague engagement. She is a qualified coach and remains research active in the field of organisational culture. She is a Fellow of CIPD, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has a master’s degree in Education. On a personal note, Helen lives in Cheshire with her husband, three children and an adorable pooch called Cookie.

Helen Ashley

Helen Ashley is the Director of Organisational Development at the University of Manchester. She is an experienced People and OD leader with a background in Healthcare, International Higher Education, and Science Publishing sectors. With a focus on evidence-based performance improvement and transformational leadership, her areas of excellence are designing and implementing workforce and OD strategies, client-led service improvement, and leadership of organisational change through cooperation, collaboration and colleague engagement. She is a qualified coach and remains research active in the field of organisational culture. She is a Fellow of CIPD, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has a master’s degree in Education. On a personal note, Helen lives in Cheshire with her husband, three children and an adorable pooch called Cookie.

Jackie Grier

Jackie is a master facilitator and Director at Mindset Practice, dedicated to transformational leadership programs, driving mindset change and cultivating a positive yet productive leadership climate.

Rooted in her background as a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor, Jackie advocates for a holistic approach to leadership development, resilience, and wellbeing. With over 18 years of experience, she has successfully led and delivered impactful leadership programs and coaching initiatives across diverse sectors, both private and public.

Committed to bringing out the best in people, Jackie’s passion lies in supporting individuals to become the best version of themselves.

Jackie Grier

Jackie is a master facilitator and Director at Mindset Practice, dedicated to transformational leadership programs, driving mindset change and cultivating a positive yet productive leadership climate.

Rooted in her background as a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor, Jackie advocates for a holistic approach to leadership development, resilience, and wellbeing. With over 18 years of experience, she has successfully led and delivered impactful leadership programs and coaching initiatives across diverse sectors, both private and public.

Committed to bringing out the best in people, Jackie’s passion lies in supporting individuals to become the best version of themselves.

Aaron Percival

Aaron Percival is a highly experienced change professional with over a decade of expertise in applying psychological knowledge to culture change and talent management. He is currently a Senior Consultant at BJSS, the UKs largest privately owned Tech-Consultancy.

Aaron assists clients in managing change effectively by integrating strategy, technology, user-focused design, and change management. During his career he has worked across multiple sectors including Defence, Engineering, Energy, Public Sector and Retail.

He holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Nottingham and a BSc Hons in Psychology from Lancaster University. Aaron is also a certified Business Psychologist, passionate about helping people grow and learn through change.

Aaron Percival

Aaron Percival is a highly experienced change professional with over a decade of expertise in applying psychological knowledge to culture change and talent management. He is currently a Senior Consultant at BJSS, the UKs largest privately owned Tech-Consultancy.

Aaron assists clients in managing change effectively by integrating strategy, technology, user-focused design, and change management. During his career he has worked across multiple sectors including Defence, Engineering, Energy, Public Sector and Retail.

He holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Nottingham and a BSc Hons in Psychology from Lancaster University. Aaron is also a certified Business Psychologist, passionate about helping people grow and learn through change.

Ben Williams

Ben Williams is the Founder and MD of Sten10, a Chartered Psychologist, and Honorary Member of the ABP. He has over 20 years’ experience in designing assessment processes, working across industry sectors, roles levels and geographies, Ben has a broad and deep appreciation for all aspects of psychological assessment at work. Former Chair for the Association for Business Psychology and current Head of Advocacy, Ben has spoken at numerous HR and Occupational Psychology conferences on all aspects of assessment, with a particular focus on emerging trends. Sten10 is a business psychology consultancy that specialises in all matters relating to assessing people at work. Independent of any one test or approach, they offer advice and support on identifying what to assess and how to assess them best, for recruitment, development, promotion, or restructuring.

Ben Williams

Ben Williams is the Founder and MD of Sten10, a Chartered Psychologist, and Honorary Member of the ABP. He has over 20 years’ experience in designing assessment processes, working across industry sectors, roles levels and geographies, Ben has a broad and deep appreciation for all aspects of psychological assessment at work. Former Chair for the Association for Business Psychology and current Head of Advocacy, Ben has spoken at numerous HR and Occupational Psychology conferences on all aspects of assessment, with a particular focus on emerging trends. Sten10 is a business psychology consultancy that specialises in all matters relating to assessing people at work. Independent of any one test or approach, they offer advice and support on identifying what to assess and how to assess them best, for recruitment, development, promotion, or restructuring.

Lisa Waugh

Lisa is Senior Business Psychologist at Mindset Practice. Her passion is helping people thrive at work and she has specialised in employee wellbeing and service transformation, psychometric assessment and selection, organisational development and coaching.

Lisa has consulted and worked in-house for a range of clients in STEM, financial services, media, consumer goods and the public sector and has an MSc in Organisational & Business Psychology from Kingston University.

As a Psychologist at Mindset Practice she loves using a combination of evidence-based psychology and practical mindset tools to help individuals make powerful changes professionally and personally.

Lisa Waugh

Lisa is Senior Business Psychologist at Mindset Practice. Her passion is helping people thrive at work and she has specialised in employee wellbeing and service transformation, psychometric assessment and selection, organisational development and coaching.

Lisa has consulted and worked in-house for a range of clients in STEM, financial services, media, consumer goods and the public sector and has an MSc in Organisational & Business Psychology from Kingston University.

As a Psychologist at Mindset Practice she loves using a combination of evidence-based psychology and practical mindset tools to help individuals make powerful changes professionally and personally.

Afolabi Sonaike

(Group Head of Leadership at Lloyds Banking Group)

Afolabi has over 20 years’ experience, in consultancy and more recently in-house, helping executives and senior leaders deliver business performance through people and organisational-related interventions. Afolabi is responsible for Lloyds Banking Group’s end-to-end leadership proposition, along with building our internal coaching and team effectiveness solutions to drive performance across the Group. Afolabi will share insight into how they are building joined up solutions for their leaders to drive high performance and lead our transformation, along with his view on the future of the leadership landscape.

Afolabi Sonaike

(Group Head of Leadership at Lloyds Banking Group)

Afolabi has over 20 years’ experience, in consultancy and more recently in-house, helping executives and senior leaders deliver business performance through people and organisational-related interventions. Afolabi is responsible for Lloyds Banking Group’s end-to-end leadership proposition, along with building our internal coaching and team effectiveness solutions to drive performance across the Group. Afolabi will share insight into how they are building joined up solutions for their leaders to drive high performance and lead our transformation, along with his view on the future of the leadership landscape.

Ben Dixon

(Group Performance Manager at Lloyds Banking Group)

Since completing a Business Psychology MSc at UCL, Ben has gained varied experience delivering global talent management, development, and assessment solutions. Ben now specialises in performance and is responsible for building an effective scaled performance model to drive business outcomes for Lloyds Banking Group. Ben will discuss their holistic approach to performance measurement and management, and how they are attempting to leverage AI and automation to their advantage.

Ben Dixon

(Group Performance Manager at Lloyds Banking Group)

Since completing a Business Psychology MSc at UCL, Ben has gained varied experience delivering global talent management, development, and assessment solutions. Ben now specialises in performance and is responsible for building an effective scaled performance model to drive business outcomes for Lloyds Banking Group. Ben will discuss their holistic approach to performance measurement and management, and how they are attempting to leverage AI and automation to their advantage.

Jeremy Lowen

Jeremy started his people development career as a sailing instructor, some 20 years ago. During this time, he noticed the power of asking questions to develop ownership and accelerate learning. As people learnt this new skill, they also developed other aspects of their performance; becoming clearer communicators, developing as teams, and personal resilience.

This was the catalyst to studying the psychology of development and performance.

Jeremy is now a specialist in leadership and culture transformation, with an MSc in Organisational Psychology and over a decade of experience working in human centred consulting roles at Lane4 and EY. He has a track record to be proud of, developing bespoke solutions, underpinned by the psychology of performance, that have real impact.

His research into culture change through M&A has informed his approach to culture change and drives his fascination with the social processes that influence organisational performance.

He has worked with thousands of leaders across many industries. Recent clients include; Turner & Townsend, Anglian Water, M&G, Greene King, Barclays, Manchester United, Arsenal, Kier, DSM, Bakkavor & Primark.

Jeremy Lowen

Jeremy started his people development career as a sailing instructor, some 20 years ago. During this time, he noticed the power of asking questions to develop ownership and accelerate learning. As people learnt this new skill, they also developed other aspects of their performance; becoming clearer communicators, developing as teams, and personal resilience.

This was the catalyst to studying the psychology of development and performance.

Jeremy is now a specialist in leadership and culture transformation, with an MSc in Organisational Psychology and over a decade of experience working in human centred consulting roles at Lane4 and EY. He has a track record to be proud of, developing bespoke solutions, underpinned by the psychology of performance, that have real impact.

His research into culture change through M&A has informed his approach to culture change and drives his fascination with the social processes that influence organisational performance.

He has worked with thousands of leaders across many industries. Recent clients include; Turner & Townsend, Anglian Water, M&G, Greene King, Barclays, Manchester United, Arsenal, Kier, DSM, Bakkavor & Primark.

Tom Cornell

Tom Cornell is a Senior Organisational Psychology Consultant at HireVue, where he specialises in the development and delivery of HireVue’s interview and game-based assessments. As part of HireVue, he blends traditional psychometric theory with artificial intelligence and a technology-driven approach to achieve a more satisfactory solution to pre-hiring assessments and hiring automation.

In his 6 years at HireVue, Tom has been based out of different locations in Europe and in Australia, working with customers and managing partners across the globe. He has previously worked at MindX, which was acquired by HireVue in 2018. He holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Tom Cornell

Tom Cornell is a Senior Organisational Psychology Consultant at HireVue, where he specialises in the development and delivery of HireVue’s interview and game-based assessments. As part of HireVue, he blends traditional psychometric theory with artificial intelligence and a technology-driven approach to achieve a more satisfactory solution to pre-hiring assessments and hiring automation.

In his 6 years at HireVue, Tom has been based out of different locations in Europe and in Australia, working with customers and managing partners across the globe. He has previously worked at MindX, which was acquired by HireVue in 2018. He holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Bud Teasley

Bud is a member of the Multiverse Learning Science team, specialising in Educational assessment (MSc in Educational Assessment at Oxford), where he works as a thought leader on the intersection of AI in assessment and blended learning experiences in apprenticeships.

His recent work explores how artificial intelligence is turning traditional methods into dynamic learning ecosystems, specifically with the marking and feedback process.

Bud Teasley

Bud is a member of the Multiverse Learning Science team, specialising in Educational assessment (MSc in Educational Assessment at Oxford), where he works as a thought leader on the intersection of AI in assessment and blended learning experiences in apprenticeships.

His recent work explores how artificial intelligence is turning traditional methods into dynamic learning ecosystems, specifically with the marking and feedback process.

Matt Bartlett-Bond

Matt is a key member of a global research team dedicated to advancing our understanding of burnout and fostering healthier behaviours for more sustainable performance and growth in the workplace. With nearly 30 years of experience in various commercial and technical roles within the IT industry, he has witnessed firsthand the profound impact that both highly effective and extremely poor people management has on individual well-being and organisational success.

In 2019, Matt pursued a full-time study opportunity, earning an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from the University of Surrey. His academic journey coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing him with a unique opportunity to investigate the immediate repercussions of this unprecedented event on workplace dynamics. Matt’s dissertation, conducted between March and August 2020, involved in-depth interviews with senior managers in the IT industry who were trying to navigate the challenges of remote team management during lockdown. Through his research, he uncovered invaluable insights into the importance of communication, empathy, and self-care in mitigating burnout and fostering resilience in the face of adversity.

His expertise and contributions hold significant relevance for attendees seeking evidence-based strategies to address burnout and promote well-being in the workplace. With a passion for improving employee and organisational health, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights.

Matt Bartlett-Bond

Matt is a key member of a global research team dedicated to advancing our understanding of burnout and fostering healthier behaviours for more sustainable performance and growth in the workplace. With nearly 30 years of experience in various commercial and technical roles within the IT industry, he has witnessed firsthand the profound impact that both highly effective and extremely poor people management has on individual well-being and organisational success.

In 2019, Matt pursued a full-time study opportunity, earning an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from the University of Surrey. His academic journey coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing him with a unique opportunity to investigate the immediate repercussions of this unprecedented event on workplace dynamics. Matt’s dissertation, conducted between March and August 2020, involved in-depth interviews with senior managers in the IT industry who were trying to navigate the challenges of remote team management during lockdown. Through his research, he uncovered invaluable insights into the importance of communication, empathy, and self-care in mitigating burnout and fostering resilience in the face of adversity.

His expertise and contributions hold significant relevance for attendees seeking evidence-based strategies to address burnout and promote well-being in the workplace. With a passion for improving employee and organisational health, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights.

Andrew Whyatt-Sames

Andrew Whyatt-Sames is a visionary leader and occupational psychologist with over a decade of experience in AI integration and culture transformation. As the co-founder of uptakeAI, Andrew helps organisations harness AI to achieve operational efficiency and competitive advantage. His human-centric approach ensures AI adoption aligns with clients’ needs and values.

With a background as Principal at EY Lane4 and significant roles at Jaguar Land Rover, Andrew has successfully partnered with clients across various sectors to unlock their performance potential. He holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology (with distinction) from the University of Nottingham, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from De Montfort University, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open University.

Andrew’s early career as a radio presenter and stand-up comedian honed his communication skills, making him an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker.

Andrew Whyatt-Sames

Andrew Whyatt-Sames is a visionary leader and occupational psychologist with over a decade of experience in AI integration and culture transformation. As the co-founder of uptakeAI, Andrew helps organisations harness AI to achieve operational efficiency and competitive advantage. His human-centric approach ensures AI adoption aligns with clients’ needs and values.

With a background as Principal at EY Lane4 and significant roles at Jaguar Land Rover, Andrew has successfully partnered with clients across various sectors to unlock their performance potential. He holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology (with distinction) from the University of Nottingham, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from De Montfort University, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open University.

Andrew’s early career as a radio presenter and stand-up comedian honed his communication skills, making him an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker.

Sarah McLellan

Sarah McLellan is a work psychologist, author, and business leader passionate about turning work cultures into climates for human growth. She leads Make it Human, a consulting company partnering with organisations to cultivate teams and workplaces where people and business thrive. Her book also titled Make it Human captures this vision and includes models and insights to enable practical steps towards making this a reality. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience consulting with people and organisations around the world, covering a variety of talent related topics. She previously worked at SHL, where she led the European Professional Services function and was Managing Director of the UK&I business.

Sarah McLellan

Sarah McLellan is a work psychologist, author, and business leader passionate about turning work cultures into climates for human growth. She leads Make it Human, a consulting company partnering with organisations to cultivate teams and workplaces where people and business thrive. Her book also titled Make it Human captures this vision and includes models and insights to enable practical steps towards making this a reality. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience consulting with people and organisations around the world, covering a variety of talent related topics. She previously worked at SHL, where she led the European Professional Services function and was Managing Director of the UK&I business.

Fiona Kearns

Fiona Kearns is a Certified Business Psychologist, leadership consultant and former tech start-up CEO. She is experienced in the IT/Telecom, non-profit, commercial enterprise sectors where she works with clients to build their leadership capability in readiness for investment and growth.

With a background in IT, Fiona has a keen interest in the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace. She favours a critical thinking and practical approach to new technology.
As a Business Psychologist, Fiona has acquired a range of qualifications including being registered with British Psychological Society for psychometrics and holding British Psychological Society accredited Neuroscience, Psychological Safety, Decisions, Strengths qualifications.

Fiona has a particular interest in helping organisations champion women leaders for the competitive advantage it delivers and for a better business world! Fiona created the CEO Confident programme specifically to provide a pathway to C-Suite leadership for women.

Fiona enjoys public speaking, is a member of the Professional Speaking Association UK and Ireland and former Vice-President of a regional chapter. Currently, she is Ambassador for the Virtual Speakers Association International. Fiona Kearns is a Distinguished Toastmaster, DTM, the highest level of educational achievement awarded by Toastmasters International.

Fiona Kearns

Fiona Kearns is a Certified Business Psychologist, leadership consultant and former tech start-up CEO. She is experienced in the IT/Telecom, non-profit, commercial enterprise sectors where she works with clients to build their leadership capability in readiness for investment and growth.

With a background in IT, Fiona has a keen interest in the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace. She favours a critical thinking and practical approach to new technology.
As a Business Psychologist, Fiona has acquired a range of qualifications including being registered with British Psychological Society for psychometrics and holding British Psychological Society accredited Neuroscience, Psychological Safety, Decisions, Strengths qualifications.

Fiona has a particular interest in helping organisations champion women leaders for the competitive advantage it delivers and for a better business world! Fiona created the CEO Confident programme specifically to provide a pathway to C-Suite leadership for women.

Fiona enjoys public speaking, is a member of the Professional Speaking Association UK and Ireland and former Vice-President of a regional chapter. Currently, she is Ambassador for the Virtual Speakers Association International. Fiona Kearns is a Distinguished Toastmaster, DTM, the highest level of educational achievement awarded by Toastmasters International.

Zana Busby

Zana Busby is a business and consumer psychologist, transformational coach, and keynote speaker. As the founder of ZANA B. Psychological Studio, she helps clients worldwide thrive in diverse industries.

Drawing from a background in mental health, Zana is a certified business psychologist specialising in employee well-being and coaching, utilising holistic and evidence-based solutions to enhance workplace performance. Motivated by a profound curiosity about the human mind and relationships, she applies cognitive-behavioural science to understand modern consumer behaviour, helping businesses stay competitive.

With over 25 years of experience, Zana is an engaging speaker, a columnist for an international magazine, and a trusted psychologist featured on BBC radio and TV. She is also frequently highlighted in various magazines and newspapers.

Zana Busby

Zana Busby is a business and consumer psychologist, transformational coach, and keynote speaker. As the founder of ZANA B. Psychological Studio, she helps clients worldwide thrive in diverse industries.

Drawing from a background in mental health, Zana is a certified business psychologist specialising in employee well-being and coaching, utilising holistic and evidence-based solutions to enhance workplace performance. Motivated by a profound curiosity about the human mind and relationships, she applies cognitive-behavioural science to understand modern consumer behaviour, helping businesses stay competitive.

With over 25 years of experience, Zana is an engaging speaker, a columnist for an international magazine, and a trusted psychologist featured on BBC radio and TV. She is also frequently highlighted in various magazines and newspapers.

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If you have unique perspectives, groundbreaking research, or practical strategies that align with the conference theme, we invite you to submit a proposal to be a speaker at this exciting event.

Speaker submissions now closed, thank you for your interest.

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