Implementing a world class mental health framework

Event Detail

Karl will provide a detailed understanding of the mental health framework implemented within Thames Water, the waves of initiatives developed and the outcomes achieved:

  • Developing the framework: a look into what constitutes a suite of Health Performance Indicators (HPIs) that set the leadership tone across the organisation and can be embedded into an organisations procurement frameworks for assessment of performance
  • Embedding Initiatives: an understanding of collective initiatives developed and introduced relentlessly over consecutive years that drive leading performance indicators and impact rapid cultural evolution
  • Articulating Performance outcomes: a focussed look at how to actively promoting the right outcomes in the right way

Event Date

Thursday, 4th March 2021

Event Time

12:55 - 14:00

Event Location



Karl Simons OBE

Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer, Thames Water
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Karl Simons OBE

Karl Simons is a proud dad, loving husband, loyal son, hard working employee, interesting university lecturer, mental health campaigner and curious radio presenter.

With a background in HM Armed Forces and having served in multiple conflicts, Karl is presently the Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer at Thames Water.  He has 30 years of employment experience, having worked across all continents and numerous safety critical industries including oil, gas, minerals, rail, roads, construction and utilities.  He is an Electrical & Mechanical Engineer, holds a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Environmental Management, Safety & Health, is a Chartered Occupational Safety & Health Practitioner and Member of the Institute of Directors.

Karl’s advice is regularly sought by Government and he is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge.  He also holds a position as Non-Executive Director on the Board of the global organisation ‘Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor’.

In 2020 Karl was awarded an OBE by HM the Queen for Services to Mental Health Policy and in 2019 was voted ‘The Most Influential Person in Health & Safety’ by the 600,000 global readers of SHP


Danny Attias

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Anthony Nolan
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Danny Attias

A delivery driven Technology Leader who is passionate about using digital transformation to enable organisations achieve their strategic objectives. Highly experienced in taking advantage of new technologies to deliver business outcomes, project delivery and organisational transformation with an inclusive, supportive engagement style. Commercially astute with experience spanning retail, agency and the third sector.

Listed at the top of the 2020 CIO 100. The judges were all hugely impressed by the work Danny has been doing at Anthony Nolan over the past four years and his position atop this year’s CIO 100 reflects the achievement of a well-executed digital transformation plan, Scott Carey, Group Editor for Enterprise at the technology publisher IDG and a member of the CIO 100 judging panel said. “His ability to modernise the IT function at the charity is starting to pay dividends in the form of truly lifesaving advances both in the laboratory setting and the way Anthony Nolan finds donors and raises funds, making this accolade truly well-deserved.

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