Speakers


Emily Burt, editor, Third Sector Magazine

Emily is the editor of Third Sector magazine. She joined the title as deputy editor in May 2019, after spending almost four years working as a staff writer on People Management magazine, the media arm of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Emily's specialisms outside of the charity world include diversity and inclusion, gender pay reporting, and good cultures of work. In 2016 she co-founded Fumble, a digital resource and newly-registered charity, which seeks to plug the gap left by inadequate relationships and sex education in the UK by providing young people with high-quality content that spans everything from healthy relationships to positive body image.

Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing, Mind

Emma is Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind. Emma joined Mind in 2007 and, since 2010, has led Mind’s campaigning for mentally healthy workplaces - playing a pivotal role in thought leadership to position mental health in the workplace as a key priority for employers and Government. Emma has led culture change through engagement with employers, health and safety professionals, HR audiences and Government on mental health in the workplace and back-to-work support for people with mental health problems. She also supports networks of employers and stakeholders to share best practice and develop business-to-business peer support. Emma has worked in the disability sector since 2005 and previously worked for Mencap, the learning disability charity.

Javed Khan, chief executive officer, Barnardos

Javed Khan is Chief Executive of Barnardo’s – the UK’s largest children’s charity. Barnardo’s has around 8,000 employees and many more volunteers, with a retail chain of over 700 shops making it the fifth largest charity in the UK. As a British Muslim with Kashmiri heritage, Javed is the first non-white, non-Christian CEO in Barnardo’s 154 year history. He is often asked to advise Government, speak on national and international platforms, and regularly appears on national media. His non-executive board roles have included NHS CCG’s, Hospital Trusts, local government improvement, and a key role on the Independent Grenfell Recovery Task Force.

Adrian Blair, director of people and organisational development, Diabetes UK

Adrian joined Diabetes UK in May 2017 as the Director of People & Organisational Development, and has responsibility for Employee Experience, HR Business Partnering, Learning & Development, Internal Communications, and Facilities. Adrian developed a clear vision and 3-year strategy and roadmap to achieve the strategic priority of ‘Best People, Best Organisation’, dramatically reducing staff attrition whilst improving employee experience, well-being and loyalty.

Ama Afrifa-Tchie, head of culture and wellbeing, Mental Health First Aid England

Ama Afrifa-Tchie is a valiant cultural builder, who's specialism spans across people experience, workplace culture, diversity & inclusion, mental health and wellbeing and corporate responsibility. She is experienced in leading the design, analysis, and implementation of people-centric products/services, inclusion & wellbeing initiatives. Ama has built her career and expertise with different industries such as - startups, tech, professional services, legal, financial services, media & entertainment. She is a Fellow of The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce UK, a Trustee of ArtsWork and a Governor on the Board of The Boxing Academy.

Peter Reeve, head of HR, Motor Neurone Disease Association and chair, Charity HR Network

Peter is currently the Head of HR at the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The MND Association is the only national charity focusing on the needs of people living with his condition and leading research into a cure. Prior to his current role Peter has worked in a number of HR roles and sectors including over 15 years in the NHS. Before joining the Association he was the Divisional HR Manager for Kier. Peter is also currently the Chair of the Charities HR Network, a charity that promotes and develops HR in the third sector. Peter is a regular commentator on HR in the sector for HR and People Management magazines. Peter was recognised as one of HR Magazines most influential practitioners in the Third sector in 2019.

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive, Blood Cancer UK

Gemma is Chief Executive and a trustee of Blood Cancer UK. She joined the charity as CEO in September 2017. Prior to this she worked at King’s College London and King’s Health Partners as Executive Director of Fundraising and Supporter Development.

Sam Dewey, Reward & Wellbeing Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support

Sam Dewey is the Reward & Wellbeing Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support - one of the UK’s largest charities, which provides physical, financial and emotional support to people living with cancer. Having previously worked at Marks & Spencer, Sam has called on his retail experience to create an ever-changing wellbeing offer, which is especially pertinent in the current climate. Sam has proactively championed the wellbeing agenda across the organisation, to help ensure every employee has access to the support and resources that are right for them to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing. As part of this work, Sam has helped develop a network of over 50 wellbeing champions and mental health first aiders, to help engage the workforce.

Kim Shutler CEO, The Cellar Trust

Kim has been the CEO at The Cellar Trust, a multi-award winning Bradford based mental health charity, since November 2014. Before moving into the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), she worked in organisational development, employee wellbeing and communications roles within the public sector. Kim is currently the Chair of Bradford Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly: the elected leadership for the sector. She represents the sector at the local Public Services Executive, the Wellbeing Board, Health and Care Executive and is a member of the NHS England Adult Mental Health Steering Group. She has an MSc in Leadership and Management and is an Institute of Leadership and Management qualified coach.