Rory Stuart

Rory Stuart

Rory Stuart

Head of Insurance Risk,
AXA

West Midlands Leadership Board

Rory Stuart is an experienced senior leader with more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Joining AXA straight from university, Rory has worked in leadership roles from operations, account management, through to risk and compliance. Within those roles it was a privilege to work in partnership with some of the biggest brands in the UK: Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Lloyds Bank and Sainsbury’s.

In his role as Head of Insurance Risk, Rory is a proud custodian of his customer’s best interests ensuring their needs continue to be met in an increasingly complex and challenging regulatory environment.  Career highlights include leading the AXA Retail pandemic response, prioritising our staff’s health and wellbeing.

Rory’s passion is in the application of his career experience to the non-profit sector, helping to affect change for the better. As a member of Business in the Community’s West Midlands Leadership Board there is no better place to do exactly that.

Adam Lovelock

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Adam Lovelock

Vice President of Operations, London and Southeast England,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

South East Leadership Board

As the Vice President for Operations for London and Southeast England region, Adam Lovelock is responsible for the leadership, management, and strategic direction in the group.

Adam began his Enterprise career via the company’s management training programme. He joined Enterprise in 2002 as a Management Trainee in Chatham, Kent.  Within a year he was promoted to Branch Manager. After three years with the company, he was promoted to Area Manager in Essex.  Adam also ran all London airports as an Area Manager and helped oversee the relocation of Enterprise’s flagship location at Heathrow airport.

Adam has held various senior positions, as Group Rental Manager for the East of England and then the South East region.  Most recently, Adam was the Assistant Vice President/Sales Director for the UK and Ireland Insurance Sales Division.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2017, Enterprise Holdings accounted for $22.3 billion in revenue and operated 1.9 million vehicles throughout the world. The company employs more than 5,500 employees in the UK and Ireland, and 100,000 worldwide. It operates more than 10,000 branches globally and is available in more than 90 countries.

Matt Robson

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Matt Robson

Head of Discipline, Aquatic Ecology,
Jacobs

South East Leadership Board

Matt Robson works for Jacobs UK Ltd, a global multidisciplinary technical professional services firm.  

Matt is the Head of Discipline for the Aquatic Ecology group, and has been working in the environment sector for over 18 years, both in public and private organisations.

Matt is a marine ecologist by training, and started his career with the Environment Agency, where he worked as an ecologist before moving into general environmental management. Matt then worked for Dar Al-Handasah, a design and engineering firm, where he worked extensively in the Middle East and West Africa on large infrastructure projects. Following the arrival of his first child, Matt then moved back to a UK role with Jacobs, where he has been for the past eight years.

In his role for Jacobs, Matt wears two hats: a technical advisory role where he manages the aquatic ecology and water quality input on large infrastructure projects across the UK, Middle East, and West Africa, and a business developmental role for the Environmental Services and Consenting Divisions. As Head of Discipline for the Jacobs Aquatic Ecology group he has direct responsibility for managing and mentoring a team of specialist freshwater and marine technical staff. He is also part of the Jacobs Ecology Management Team, which provides leadership to more than 200 ecologists across the business.

Matt jumped at the opportunity to join the Business in the Community (BITC) South East Leadership Board; his belief that collectively we can do more good in society aligning with BITC’s ethos and objectives. Throughout his career, Matt has strived to help business minimise its impact on the environment and natural resources, and he hopes that through BITC he can extend this influence. Matt joined the board shortly before COVID-19 took hold, but is keen to engage and leverage help wherever he can.

Matt spends a most of his spare time with family and friends, either fishing or travelling around the country in his aging camper van.

Chris Maguire

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Chris Maguire

National Trading Centre Manager,
AXA UK

North West Leadership Board

Chris Maguire has been the National Trading Centre Manager at AXA UK for the past eight years, working with insurance brokers to find insurance solutions for commercial businesses across the UK.

He has worked for AXA for 25 years in a range of roles from trainee actuary to Internal Audit Manager and Head of Financial Operations. He is also the site leader for AXA’s office in Bolton where about 900 colleagues are based.

AXA is a global company but with strong ties to the North West region over many decades. Today there are sizeable offices based in Bolton, Morecambe and Manchester encompassing careers including underwriting, claims handling, IT, finance and human resources. AXA has a global purpose to act for human progress by protecting what matters and we want to make the business a real pillar of society.

Chris has lived and worked in the North West throughout his life and has a pride and passion for what can be achieved by people in the region. He has a keen interest in people and career development and will use his experience to support the goals of Business in the Community.

Damien Shieber

Damien Shieber

Damien Shieber

Head of Culture and Inclusion,
Santander

Wellbeing Leadership Team

Damien Shieber is the Head of Culture and Inclusion at Santander, leading the people experience and transformation strategy across culture, wellbeing, inclusion, engagement, EVP, people insights and employer brand.  

With the team at Santander, Damien is creating a thriving workplace and everyday inclusion – behaviours to make everybody feel respected, valued and able to contribute. This has been recognised with Santander being a Top 50 Employer for Women, Top 20 Social Mobility Index Organisation and awarded Great Places to Work Excellence in Wellbeing recognition. 

As a wellbeing leader, Damien is increasing the focus on colleague wellbeing with several innovations providing support across four pillars: physical, mental, social and financial.  This has included a digital wellbeing hub and an employee mental wellbeing network with more than 2,500 colleagues. 

Based on research in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC) and the Mental Health at Work Commitment, Damien is working to achieve better mental health outcomes for employees with a focus on standard two of the commitment creating an environment in which people feel supported to do their best work.

Prior to joining Santander, Damien worked for the BBC, RWE Group and Capita in human resources roles.  

Damien is originally from Birmingham and now lives in East London. He is an advocate for social mobility and the importance of closing the privilege gap.  Damien sits on the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Board as the UK banking representative working to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. 

About BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team

Each area of work BITC undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement that is committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues with a particular focus on mental health; driving collective action through evidence-based, practical solutions.

Find out more about BITC’s work on wellbeing

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Clare Perkins

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Clare Perkins

Director of Health Improvement,
Public Health England

Wellbeing Leadership Team

Clare Perkins is Deputy Director of Health Improvement (Priorities and Programmes Division)  at Public Health England (PHE).

She is responsible for seven national public health programmes: Public Mental Health, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Work and Health; Musculoskeletal Health, Healthy Places, Communities, and Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV.

Clare is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, registered as a public health specialist (generalist). She has over 25 years of experience in the NHS, Academia and the Civil Service, working at local, regional and national levels. Former posts include Head of Risk Factors Intelligence (PHE), Director of the North West Knowledge and Intelligence Team (PHE), Deputy Director of the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University, and Assistant Regional Director of Public Health in the South West of England.

About Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement that is committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues with a particular focus on mental health; driving collective action through evidence-based, practical solutions.

Find out more about BITC’s work on wellbeing

LEARN MORE
Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow

Environment and Connected Places

The 2020 Responsible Business Champions have demonstrated their full commitment to the responsible business agenda during times of extreme and testing change. Each Champion exemplifies best practice that can motivate and inspire others. Their work is more important than ever as businesses adjust to the new normal and work to build back responsibly

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The Connected Places Award
Responsible Business Champions 2020

These businesses are addressing long-term social, economic and environmental community needs through collaborative working.

The UPS Environmental Sustainability Award
Responsible Business Champions 2020

These businesses are innovating across their value chain to repair and sustain our planet.

Employment and Education

The 2020 Responsible Business Champions have demonstrated their full commitment to the responsible business agenda during times of extreme and testing change. Each Champion exemplifies best practice that can motivate and inspire others. Their work is more important than ever as businesses adjust to the new normal and work to build back responsibly

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The Unipart Outstanding Employment Award
Responsible Business Champions 2020

These businesses are removing barriers to work and
helping people to thrive in their professions and careers.

The Education Partnership Award
Responsible Business Champions 2020

These businesses show exceptional examples of business
and/or education partnerships that address educational inequality.

The Age, Gender and Race Equality Responsible Business Awards

The 2020 Responsible Business Champions have demonstrated their full commitment to the responsible business agenda during times of extreme and testing change. Each Champion exemplifies best practice that can motivate and inspire others. Their work is more important than ever as businesses adjust to the new normal and work to build back responsibly.

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Age Friendly Employer Responsible
Business Champions 2020

Recognising businesses that are demonstrating a strong commitment to an aging workforce.

Gender Equality Responsible
Business Champions 2020

Recognising a business from The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 list that is enabling women to reach their full potential in the workforce.

Race Equality Responsible
Business Champions 2020

Recognising businesses with inclusive workplaces that reflect the rich diversity of talent in the UK.