Haelo Hosts ’16 Speakers


Forget what you think you know about health conferences! Haelo Hosts is a unique experience, bringing people together to challenge thinking and inspire actions. Our 2016 conference will allow innovators and quality improvers to connect with each other to positively influence the delivery of public services, restore hope and become agents for change. Haelo Hosts ’16 is set to redefine the typical health conference.

Building on the success of Haelo Hosts ‘15, this years line up is bigger and better with international speakers renowned and celebrated for their commitment to this year’s theme, Daring Greatly. Daring Greatly denotes strength and commitment in the face of adversity. Overcoming obstacles with sheer determination and fully epitomising the enduring strength of the human spirit. All our distinguished speakers have demonstrated these qualities.

The Olympus Scandal

Michael Woodford MBE embodies Daring Greatly. He rose through the ranks at Olympus to become the first non-Japanese CEO of the century-old company. After four months he was removed as CEO as recounted in Michael’s book Exposed, and the BBC documentary Full Exposure. The Olympus tale takes in the Yakuza, corporate secrecy, and Japanese concepts of loyalty and reputation. More generally it gets to the heart of what is and what isn’t ethical capitalism. In a frank and entertaining way, Michael will tell his story, exploring lessons of business morality and risk management against a truly dramatic backdrop.

Despair to Determination

Martine Wright turned tragedy into triumph and is the living embodiment of this year’s theme, Daring Greatly. Martine caught the Circle line on the morning of 7th July and sat just three feet away from one of the four suicide bombers who coordinated a series of attacks on London. Suffering from the most severe injuries, she was consequently the last rescued survivor of the 7/7 bombings. Martine was trapped for over an hour having lost 80% of her blood supply, as well as both legs above the knees. There followed a painful year of rehabilitation including learning to walk again on prosthetics. In 2012, Martine was named Inspirational Woman of the Year by Zest Magazine, the Vitalise Woman of Achievement, and at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards she won the Helen Rollason Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity. Post 7/7, Martine has been a public campaigner for the families of the victims of the 7/7 bombings. Martine was awarded an MBE last month in the Queens 90th Birthday Honours for services to sport.

Advanced Peace

Featured in The Guardian, DeVone Boggan demonstrates the community spirit and commitment to the cause that is evident in the full roster of our international speakers at Haelo Hosts. DeVone is a dynamic and unique individual who launched the Office of Neighbourhood Safety (ONS) in 2007. DeVone’s work has helped the murder rate plummet to its lowest levels in four decades: 11 deaths per 100,000. Even more impressive is the fact that the decline in violence is happening faster in Richmond than anywhere else in the country. Advance Peace, of which DeVone is a founder, interrupts gun violence in U.S. urban neighbourhoods by providing transformational opportunity to young men involved in lethal firearm offences and placing them in a high-touch, personalised fellowship. “Our theory of change is simple,” he said. “I want them to desire to live.”

Michael, Martine and DeVone join Ian Jolley and Anna Roth at what is set to be a highly inspirational conference in November. They will share their experiences and learning, shining a light on how they break down barriers to improvement and showcase practical examples. We can’t wait!

Find out more about the speakers and the event here alternatively you can directly book online.


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