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Ruby Wax OBE and Sir Clive Woodward join high profile speaker line-up at Safety & Health Expo 2018

Published: 24 April 2018 - Sarah Mead

Safety & Health Expo 2018 is proud to welcome comedian and mental health expert Ruby Wax OBE and English rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward to the event’s keynote speaker line-up. Joining Nicky Moffat CBE, who was the British Army’s highest ranking female officer, both Ruby and Clive will give fascinating, contrasting talks on the importance of positive professional environments in sustaining and growing a healthy, happy, high-achieving workforce. 

Ruby Wax OBE

Known for being an unconventional interviewer, comedian, writer and actor, Ruby Wax has become a respected and high-profile campaigner for a raising a greater awareness of mental health issues, recently adding best-selling memoirist and qualified mental health expert to her repertoire.

Holding a Masters in Psychology, Ruby is a Visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey, a patron for the British Neuroscience Association, has worked with the Home Office to raise awareness of mental health, and has collaborated with Google on how technology can aid mindfulness. Her acclaimed TED speech on the importance of viewing mental health on a par with physical health is one of the most popular on the subject.

Taking to the Safety & Health Expo Keynote Stage, supported by Safety Media, at 11.30 on Tuesday 19th June, Ruby will address the importance of good mental health as well as tackling the problems of communication within businesses and organisations, especially for leaders. Combining psychological insights with her understanding of writing and performing, and of course humour, Ruby helps both individuals and groups understand how to create an open, honest culture that encourages and succeeds. A hilarious yet essential education not to be missed by responsible employers and employees alike.

Sir Clive Woodward OBE

We’re excited to welcome English rugby legend and management pioneer, Sir Clive Woodward, to talk about the key attributes needed to create a winning team on and off the pitch; talent, teachability, pressure and will. Universally credited with bringing world-class professionalism, cutting edge techniques and new management skills to English rugby, Clive explains how this back-room expertise can be applied effectively to businesses in preparation for challenging situations and to enable optimum service delivery.

After famously guiding England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup and three Six Nations tournaments, Clive has since served as Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association, working in partnership with UK Sport. During this time, London 2012 produced the most successful British performance of the modern era, with 65 medals including 29 golds.

Outside of sport, Clive has made great waves in the wider business world, first with Rank Xerox in the UK and Australia, then as sales director within the Ford Group, before forming his own successful leasing operation.

Clive will take centre stage in the Keynote Theatre, supported by Safety Media, at the Safety & Health Expo at 11.30 on Thursday 21st June to share his inspirational anecdotes. Learn how to apply his celebrated techniques to your own success story.

These two inspirational speakers will be joining Nicky Moffat CBE, who will be discussing “What Good Leadership Looks Like.”

Secure your place at Safety & Health Expo 2018 by clicking here to gain full access to The 2018 Inspirational Speaker Series.



 
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