Richard Heron

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For over 15 years, as VP Health and Chief Medical Officer Richard led BP’s global health agenda. This included wellbeing, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and public health in over 65 countries. He trained in internal medicine in the UK and New Zealand before specializing in Occupational Medicine and holding prior health, safety, and risk management leadership roles with AstraZeneca. Now consulting, he is an expert Advisor on Work, Health and Wellbeing at the World Economic Forum and co-chairs the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC), a WHO collaborating Centre comprised of 47 National OH Societies, representing 70% of the world’s workers. He is a member of the UK National Wellbeing Forum and sits on the NHS Expert Advisory Group for employee health and wellbeing and the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) for UK government department of work and pensions. Richard recently joined the Global Wellbeing Advisory Board at Champion Health, is an associate with RAND Europe and Cognacity (Mental Health and Performance) consultancy. A past-President of both Faculty and Society of Occupational Medicine, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London and Edinburgh), the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Senior Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. Richard is a visiting professor of Health, Work and Organizations at the University of Surrey and honorary professorial fellow of International Business and Health, University of Nottingham. His specialist interests include leadership, health, work and organisations, and work-related mental health.