Jacobs Vice President for Health and Safety announced as final speaker for MH Summit

Safer Highways is pleased to announce that the final speaker for our annual Thriving at Work Survey Report Launch is Jacobs VP for Health and Safety Paul Hendry.


Paul Hendry

Global Vice President

Health, Safety and Environment |People and Places Solutions,


Paul joined Jacobs in 2011 as Senior HSE Manager for the UK Buildings & Infrastructure region and has progressed through the organisation in various other HSE roles to present, where he is currently Vice President of Global HSE, P&PS.

His passion is projects and has been involved in many iconic construction projects in his career across the Globe both internal and external to Jacobs.

He realised that in order to deliver good projects and good work that we needed our staff to be mentally healthy and thriving. With the help of others, he launched the Jacobs Mental Health Matters program in 2015 in the UK and this has now been embraced Globally.

One Million Lives is now the next stage of the Mental Health Matters program.

One Million Lives uses technology and the Jacobs network to start a movement that reaches over one million people globally by:

  • Equipping people with a tool to understand and improve their mental health, creating ripple effects as we encourage sharing it with friends, family and colleagues

  • Encouraging open conversation about mental health and knowledge sharing to reduce stigma

  • Creating a legacy that people are excited and proud to be a part of

Also speaking at the event, which takes place, as all others do in these unprecedented times, virtually on the 2nd December at 10am are:

Alastair Campbell, former Advisor to Tony Blair and Author

Dame Carol Black, Government Advisor on Public Health

Simon Blake, CEO Mental Health First Aid England

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Chairity

Chaired by programme patron Karl Simons and sponsored by our long term programme partner Morgan SIndall Infrastructure the event will also offer a first look at the results of the 2020 iteration of the annual Thriving at Work survey into the standards of workplace provision around mental health.

There are now less than 10 places left for the event - to register click here