Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing
3:00 PM Taking a collaborative approach: The power of supply chain engagement to drive Operational Excellence in Health & Safety
Simon Watson is head of health, safety, security and wellbeing at Thames Water, responsible for the strategic and operational direction of
health and safety within the Operations business. Thames Water is the public water supply and waste water treatment provider for London and
surrounding area and is the UK’s largest water and wastewater services company, supplying 2.6 billion litres of drinking water per day, and treats
4.4 billion litres of wastewater per day. Simon has held numerous safety critical roles including heavy civil infrastructure, engineering, marine,
construction and utilities. He believes in the importance and endless possibilities of effective supply chain engagement to change the landscape
of health, safety and wellbeing benefits. In this insightful presentation he will discuss:
• Thames Water’s innovative approach to working with its supply chain: Building trust to create an environment that allows each partner
organisation to flourish together.
• The development, establishment and delivery of a unique engagement model that places control in the hands of all partners to achieve a
• Thames Water’s ground breaking approach in using psychology alongside organisational performance to select supply chain partnerships.
During this talk Simon will share the lessons learnt over the past five years in shaping this program and will provide practical guidance on how to
follow a similar path should you wish to do so.