Lone Worker Safety Live is renowned for the quality of the speakers and the value of the information they share. Delegates also love our collaborative approach and the general ‘vibe’ of the event. 2022 is no different (in fact it may even be better)! 

Take a look below at some of the speakers who have agreed to support the event this year, register your space  and then come armed with your questions for our experts on 11th October.

Louise Ward

Louise Ward

Safety and Sustainability Director | Genesee & Wyoming Inc

Louise Ward is a Chartered Health and Safety Professional with over 18 years experience in a variety of sectors including; nuclear power; newspaper production; investment banking; facilities management; manufacturing and the Civil Service, railway operations and waste water management.

In 2021 Louise was awarded a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards.

As well as being a practicing health and safety specialist, Louise has been involved in the development of legislation, guidance material and regulatory policy. She has a particular interest in professional development and supports a number of initiatives in this area as well as writing for the trade press.

Jayne Crowe

Jayne Crowe

Investigations and Security Manager | Co-op

Jayne has over 25 years’ experience in a security role both in a field based and more recently in a leadership environment at the Coop.

Previously she has worked within the retail sector as a store manager which led to the opportunity of working in security.

Jayne is passionate about keeping colleagues, visitors and all premises safe.  She enjoy working with other businesses and support functions who are all aiming to achieve the same goals.

Patrick Holdaway MBA MSyl

Patrick Holdaway MBA MSyl

Superintendent | National Business Crime Centre

Returning in 2022

Superintendent Patrick Holdaway, from the City of London Police, has led the National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) since December 2018.

During this time Patrick has worked across policing and government to raise the issues that affect business, in particular working to prevent violence, tackle organised crime whilst developing and sharing best practice.  The NBCC also provides the national coordination for the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, and private security liaison, important areas that help policing protect businesses and the public.

The NBCC also represented policing as the business engagement lead, supporting OP Talla, the national policing response to Covid-19, during which they supported a wide range of business sectors and influenced national policy to protect businesses at a time of national crisis

Nicole Vazquez

Nicole Vazquez

Director | Worthwhile Training

Our Host for 2022

Nicole is the founder of Worthwhile Training and the organiser of the Lone Worker Safety Live. She has over 25 years experience in assisting organisations with practical advice to manage the risks associated with employee’s safety, security and wellbeing.

Worthwhile Training works with organisations in many sectors to design, implement and embed control measures and effective training solutions to achieve measurable results.

Nicole has written countless training solutions and manuals including ‘Managing Personal Safety at Work: a Guide’ which is highly regarded by the Health and Safety Sector in the UK and SWeRVe (Stop Work Related Violence)II, the Railways Safety and Standard Board’s nationwide training strategy used as the industry standard for all Train Operating Companies.

Renowned for her encyclopaedic knowledge and practical experience, Nicole is a popular speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to many magazines.

Dr Iván Williams Jiménez

Dr Iván Williams Jiménez

Policy Development Manager | IOSH

Dr Iván Williams Jiménez is a Policy development manager at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health where he leads on global regulatory-related advocacy on occupational safety and health, workplace wellbeing, sustainable corporate governance, social sustainability and decent work in order to maximise IOSH’s impact and influence on global policy and practice.

On the topic of mental health and wellbeing and psychosocial risk management Ivan is a prolific though leader regularly expressing his views within the bounds of the international and European public policy arena. He often shares his expertise with international organizations such as the WHO or the ILO and other civil society organisations.

He is also an active author and advocate on a wide range of topics affecting working conditions, that has participated in several high-level conferences, seminars and produced cutting-edge thinking for media outlets, social media, academic journals, technical trade magazines and so on.

Barbara Hockey

Barbara Hockey

Head of Vulnerable Workers Unit | Health & Safety Executive

Barbara Hockey leads on HSE’s policy issues related to vulnerable workers, including Lone Workers. This is a wide policy area covering how to manage the health and safety for different types of workers and also issues related to First Aid at Work, labour abuse and modern slavery.

Barbara has been part of HSE for over 10 years, primarily supporting small businesses and has a wider Civil Service background in strategy and policy, customer service and operational environments.

Dr Liz Royle

Dr Liz Royle

Director | KRTS International

Dr Liz Royle has over 25 years’ experience in her field helping organisations including the NHS, emergency services, the Council of the European Union, private and public sector, to strategically prepare for, and respond to, the human impact of workplace crises and trauma.  

As an experienced trauma psychotherapist, Liz has also worked extensively with clients suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and crisis reactions including those following multiple fatalities, serious assaults and accidents, acts of terror and natural disasters. She was a founder member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and is a multiple published, international author. 

Her company KRTS International offers a range of award-winning, digital solutions for managing the risks posed by workplace crises and trauma.