Matthew Powell-Howard, Head of Strategy, NEBOSH
Matt graduated in Safety and Environmental Management from the University of Hull and holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of York.
He worked initially in the chemical process industry in the UK for a number of top tier COMAH sites before moving on to SHE roles in consultancy, manufacturing, construction, quarrying and the hydrocarbon industries.
Matt joined NEBOSH in 2006 and has held various roles during that time. Matt is currently Head of Strategy with responsibility for the development of new NEBOSH qualifications and products.
He has 18 years’ experience in Health, Safety and Environmental Management, is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a registered European Occupational Safety and Health Manager.
Kathryn Lumby, Associate, Kennedys Law
Kathryn joined Kennedys in 2013 and she is part of the London regulatory defence team. She has experience of a broad range of regulatory issues including health and safety in the workplace, environmental, food standards and health and social care services.
Kathryn’s experience encompasses advising clients on crisis management in the immediate aftermath of an incident and liaising with authorities including the HSE, Police, the Environment Agency and Local Authorities throughout the investigatory process. She is experienced in defending clients, both corporates and individuals, in Crown Court trials. She also has experience representing companies and individuals at inquests.
Kathryn acts for a range of clients from global corporates to directors and other individuals across a number of industries including construction, logistics and transport, waste management, hospitality and public bodies including NHS Trusts.
She is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association and the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) Regulatory Sector Focus Team.
Joe Murphy, Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing, Southern Water
Southern Water is one of the largest water companies in the UK covering an area of 10,500km and serves the needs of 4.5m people every day. It employs 5,000 people, spends circa £1m on construction every day and has just set out a £4 billion investment plan for 2020-25.
Prior to joining Southern Water, Joe led the Health, Safety and Security Team for the London area for High Speed 2. This included leading the health and safety elements of the procurement stage (the largest government procurement since World War 2) and developing the teams and management systems that saw the project through to the start of construction.
Joe’s career experience also includes civil engineering, rail and utilities expertise as well running a tra
ining and consultancy practice in the private sector.
Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Strategic Account Manager, Cority
Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford has over 18 years of experience working in the environment, health, and safety (EHS) field. Drawing on his legal background, Tjeerd has extensive experience in advising global companies on EHS laws and best practice approaches to managing compliance with those laws around the world. In his current role as a Strategic Account Manager at Cority, Tjeerd works to build long-term strategic partnerships with clients to help them reach and exceed their EHSQ goals through the application of enterprise-wide market-leading software solutions.