10-30.11.00 // Registration
11-00.11.15 // Welcome
Giles Newman, EMEA Managing Director, NAVEX Global
11.15-11.30 // Protecting Those Who Speak Up
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Susan Kramer, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Whistleblowing
11.30-12.45 // Panel Session: Insights from the APPG for Whistleblowing
Hosted by: The Rt. Hon. Baroness Susan Kramer, Chair, APPG for Whistleblowing
Panelists: Zelda Perkins, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein // Dr. Raj Matthu, Former NHS Whistleblower // Alan Speirs, Asst. Chief Constable, Police Scotland // Georgina Halford-Hall, CEO, Whistleblowers UK
The All Parliamentary Party Group for Whistleblowing (APPG) works to identify where the law adequately fails to protect whistleblowers. The group works with a diverse range of industry experts including former whistleblowers, regulators and businesses to recommend positive, effective and practical proposals for change. This panel brings some of these experts together to highlight their individual experiences, discuss the common issues that whistleblowers face when they speak up, provide their insight into what happens when whistleblowing reporting goes wrong and to discuss what actions are required to change the culture and perception of whistleblowing in the UK.
12.45-13.45 // Lunch
13.45-14.30 // The Greatest Story Never Told: Whistleblowing Works
Kyle Welch, Asst. Professor, George Washington University
Investigating the world’s largest database of internal whistleblower reports, Professor Welch has uncovered a counter-intuitive result. Firms with more reports and a more active whistleblower system are synonymous with organisations that are healthier, less susceptible to material lawsuits and face fewer fines. There are multiple stories in the news and in the public about employees being retaliated against for speaking up, the greatest story never told is that most cases reported to a hotline don't have retaliation, help stop problems at a firm, and the average manager has the right approach to investigating and using the feedback.
14.30-15.30 // Making Whistleblowing Work: How to Manage an Effective Speak Up Programme
Hosted by: Richard Young, Editor
Andy Noble, Royal Bank of Scotland Group // Charlotte Drake, Aviva plc // Bruce Forbes, Prudential
Building a successful workplace whistleblowing programme can be fraught with challenges – particularly if your existing channels aren’t well-known or well-trusted. In this session, you will hear best practice guidance from the programme owners within leading UK companies. They will share their experience of launching a programme, building awareness and improving performance – and provide advice on how to avoid some of the most common programme pitfalls.
15.30-16.00 // Refreshments
16-00.16.30 // Closing Keynote: A Whistleblowing Programme Case Study from G4S
Kersty Beaumont, Group Director of Risk and Audit // Nigel Lockwood, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility
Aligning your whistleblowing reporting programme to your company policies and values can provide better employee engagement and generate a positive speak-up culture in your organisation. What are the discussions you need to have, and the activities you need to implement, to build increased awareness, trust and value from your programme.
16.30-16.45 // Thank You and Close
16.45-18.00 // Join us for Networking Drinks