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Annual Conference



The 2023 Annual Conference featured superb keynote speakers and practical workshops on a variety of topics under the Finding Fulfilment theme. Video summaries of the keynotes and full video presentations are available below.

Download the Conference brochure to view the conference programme, biographies of our speakers and workshop facilitators.


Our Keynote Speakers


Keynote Interviews

Keynote Interview 1

Lucy Adams, CEO, Disruptive HR

Keynote Interview 2

Greg Searle MBE, Business Coach and Speaker Greg Searle Rowing Limited



Keynote Session 1 - Leading in a Disrupted World

Lucy Adams, CEO, Disruptive HR


Panel Discussion

Transitioning towards the employee as a consumer

Hosted by Ian Hodson MSc ChFCIPPdip, Director of People and Culture · Housing 21 and ECC Board Member

Panel Members:

Chris Coyne, Head of Performance and Reward, AWE plc

Dommy Szymanska, Global Reward Manager, Stella McCartney

Jackie Buttery, Head of Benefits and Reward, Travers Smith



Thought Nugget Sessions Recordings and Keynote Slides can be found in the members area.

Thought Nugget 1: Decolonisation and Higher Education: Beyond the Myths - Dr Simon Obendorf, Academic Lead, Decolonising Lincoln, University of Lincoln

Thought Nugget 2: Trends in workplace financial wellbeing - Michael Royce, Senior Policy & Propositions Manager, Money and Pensions Service

Thought Nugget 3: The future of employee relations in higher education - Simon Sumner, Head of Employment Policy & Advice, Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) - session not recorded


Thought Nugget 4: Pay Gap Action Planning: what works? - Emma Brookes, Strategic Projects and Research Manager, Universities Human Resources (UHR)


Thought Nugget 5: Putting the Human into the Employee Experience - Mark Latuske, Deputy Director of People and Culture (Employee Experience), Ulster University


Thought Nugget 6: Inclusive Recruitment and Workplace Culture - Nathan Ghann, Programmes Director, The Educate Group

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