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Whistleblowing in the UK

A NAVEX Ethics & Compliance In-Person Event

9:00am-3:00pm, Wednesday, 7th December 2022

Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

Join us for our upcoming Ethics & Compliance London In-Person Event “Whistleblowing in the UK”. Whistleblowing experts from business, government and legal sectors will be exploring the latest UK whistleblowing updates, best practices and regulatory insights to help businesses future proof their whistleblowing programmes.

Registration is complimentary for business professionals

Meet Our Speakers

Key Sessions

How Whistleblowing has a Positive Impact on Company Culture

Guest speakers Andy Noble, Head of Whistleblowing, NatWest, and Trisha Windsor-Williams, Whistleblowing Operations Manager, M&G plc, will be discussing UK societal expectations surrounding whistleblowing, the demonization of whistleblowers and company culture outcomes of a strong whistleblowing programme.

 

UK Whistleblowing: Where Will it Take UK Businesses?

Expert speaker Jonathan Chamberlain, Partner (Employment Law), Gowling WLG, will cover how HR and Compliance teams are coming together, the boards’ role and the future of UK whistleblowing laws.

The Relationship Between the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive and the UK Whistleblowing Bill

Mary Robinson, MP for Cheadle and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Whistleblowing, will talk about the proposed UK Whistleblowing Bill that Mary presented to Parliament earlier this year. Mary will discuss the proposed UK Bill, how it relates to the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive and if UK businesses can follow the EU Directive to future proof them for future bills.

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00: Registration & Refreshments

  • Sign in, enjoy light refreshments and networking time before we get started

09:00: Welcome

  • An introduction to the days events, speakers and what to expect

09:10 - 10:10: The Relationship Between the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive and the UK Whistleblowing Bill

  • Mary Robinson, MP for Cheadle and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Whistleblowing, will talk about the proposed UK Whistleblowing Bill vs EU Whistleblowing Protection Directive. Mary will discuss how the EU Directive directly affects UK businesses, and for those companies following the EU Directive, will that future proof them for future bills? Joining Mary for this discussion is Georgina Halford-Hall, CEO of WhistleblowersUK. Georgina has worked closely with The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Whistleblowers in supporting efforts to create the Office of the Whistleblower.

10:10 – 11:10: UK Whistleblowing: Where Will it Take UK Businesses?

  • Expert speaker Jonathan Chamberlain, Partner (Employment Law), Gowling WLG, will cover how HR and Compliance teams are coming together, the boards’ role and the future of UK whistleblowing laws.

11:10 - 11:30: Break

  • A chance to speak and get to know other attendees and peers

11:30 – 12:30: How Whistleblowing has a Positive Impact on Company Culture

  • Guest speakers Andy Noble, Head of Whistleblowing, NatWest, and Trisha Windsor-Williams, Whistleblowing Operations Manager, M&G plc will be discussing UK societal expectations surrounding whistleblowing, the demonization of whistleblowers and company culture outcomes of a strong whistleblowing programme.

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

  • Food, drinks and the opportunity to network

13:30 - 14:30: Optional Session - NAVEX One: Levelling up your whistleblowing strategy (How technology can enhance your whistleblowing programme) *please indicate your interest when registering

  • Take this opportunity to join an interactive session and speak directly with our experts on how to support your Whistleblowing and Compliance programme using NAVEX technology.

14:30 - 15:00: Networking Afternoon Tea

More Reasons to Attend

Leading Industry Experts

Listen to three engaging sessions by multiple industry speakers on how whistleblowing positively impacts culture, the future for UK businesses and news on the upcoming UK Whistleblowing Bill.

Solution Focused Sessions

Explore what hotline and case management solution is best suited to solve your whistleblowing challenges during informal and personalised 1:1 sessions with NAVEX representatives.

Open Networking & Discussion!

Join attendees in open discussion to help you learn what others are doing in response to whistleblowing in UK businesses and the upcoming UK Whistleblowing Bill.