Alumni and friends

Well-being - a competitive advantage in an ever changing and anxious world

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00


Surrey Business School, Business Insights Lab 33MS01


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Centre for Leadership and Decision-Making host Geoff McDonald, Executive Director of Open Minds Health to discuss workplace mental well-being.

Geoff McDonald is Executive Director of Open Minds Health, an organisation inspiring businesses to address workplace mental well-being culture for achievable, measurable and sustainable improvement of employee well-being. Combining comprehensive industry understanding of workplace culture, with extensive healthcare and organisational change expertise, Open Minds Health provide a whole-organisational approach that enables businesses to address the under-lying, root cause of poor employee well-being and benefit from increased employee engagement, productivity, retention and morale.

Geoff’s passion, expertise and unique understanding stem from his own personal experiences of poor mental well-being whilst working as Global VP HR at Unilever, where
played a central role in transforming Unilever’s business model with purpose at its core.

Geoff is an inspiring, passionate public speaker who has also participated in a number of BBC programmes (BBC Radio 4, Mens Hour Radio 5, etc) and campaigns on the subject of corporate mental health, as well as writing of articles for Huffington Post, FT, The Daily Telegraph and HR related journals.

Networking with light refreshments included.

RSVP to by Monday 17 April 2017