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Introducing you to our community of experts in the field of Wellbeing

We’re excited to reveal to you our experts in the field of Wellbeing, a small group of thought leaders who convene regularly to share ideas and knowledge on this topic.

This group is all about the wellbeing of staff, including work-life balance. The insights we garner from our Opinion Leaders are available to all our members in the way of articles for our website, and topics for our live events and webinars. Check out our latest content below.

And if you’re keen to help define what the legal HR market needs to know and you’re interested in joining our community, please drop us a line. We’re always on the lookout to grow this close-knit community and provide real value to all of our members.

Sue Brooks

Head of Reward, Trowers & Hamlins

Sue has a keen interest in wellbeing and her role at Trowers & Hamlins supports this with all benefits having a holistic approach to her view of financial, physical, mental and social/emotional wellbeing. She also supports the Physical and Wellbeing, and Gender Work and Family TrowersIncludes Networks within the firm.

Sue has accepted a number of wellbeing awards for Trowers and has recently been named as one of the top 50 UK Luminaries for Reward by Reward Strategy Magazine.

Jemimah Cook

HR Director, Kingsley Napley

Jemimah is responsible for the strategic direction of HR within Kingsley Napley, and has overall leadership of the HR, development and recruitment functions. She sits on the firm’s management board and works closely with the business to ensure that people management and development is always at the forefront of the discussion, both strategically and operationally. 

Kingsley Napley is very proud of its positive, open and inclusive workplace culture which is people-focused and championed by the HR team. The firm’s culture is recognised as a key contributor to the firm’s success and its exceptional levels of employee engagement have been recognised for the past seven years in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List.

Andy Gibson

Founder and Head Gardener, Mindapples

Andy is an award-winning entrepreneur and author who specialises in helping people make the most of their minds. Mindapples is the campaign he started in 2008 in response to the lack of attention being given by policymakers and campaigners to public mental health. Mindapples has since gone on to reach hundreds of thousands of people around the world with positive messages about mental health and wellbeing.

Before that, he co-founded the influential social web start-up School of Everything in 2006, which won several awards for its innovative work connecting independent learners with teachers in their local areas. He also advises large and small organisations on innovation and performance through his consultancy, Sociability Ltd.

Lisa Holloway

Wellbeing Lead, DAC Beachcroft

Lisa leads on Wellbeing at DAC Beachcroft and supports on Equality and Inclusion. She is passionate about creating a culture that celebrates individuality and promotes inclusion across the legal sector. Over the past five years Lisa has led the transformation of the Wellbeing Strategy and is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of health, wellbeing and diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

Chris Oglethorpe

HR Director, Gowling WLG

Chris joined Gowling WLG in 2015, where he coaches and develops senior leadership teams and boards, helping them to achieve business success through their people, talent and inclusion strategies. Chris has spent his career in the City working across different sectors, predominantly in complex global international financial services companies as an HR Director and Chief Operating Officer. Chris thrives on change and progress that has a positive purpose. Further afield he is a judge for the Business Culture Awards and an Advisory Board member for a local secondary school.   

Born and educated in Lancaster, Chris moved to Hertfordshire over twenty years ago, having completed his degree in Birmingham and his CIPD qualifications in Suffolk. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children. Outside of a busy work life Chris enjoys participating (badly) in many sports, travelling and being a taxi service for his children!

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