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Dr. Andrew P. Hatch is the Clinical Operations Director at Global Wellness Centres, based in Lisbon Portugal and Director of Research and Training for MSK-Health, Dallas Texas.

U.S. Board Certified and Licensed Physician with specialties in Functional Neurology, P Functional Medicine.

Clinical practice since 1993, specializing in Functional Neurology, Neuro-Musculoskeletal Re-education, Posture Correction, Spinal Rejuvination.

His passion is providing treatment and preventive education for musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.   Dr. Hatch and his team travel Europe and North America teaching and expanding the on-site corporate wellness model.

Expert in corporate Wellness and work related MSDs. Lecturing on MSDs (MSKs) as the missing link for a successful workplace wellness strategy.

Dr. Hatch works with Universidade Europeia Lisbon, performing ongoing research projects on the impact of MSDs in employee performance and wellbeing with a focus on improving productivity, decreasing presenteeism, employee job satisfaction and cost containment strategies for corporations and governments.

Stewart was previously a competitive Weightlifter, representing Great Britain at world and European Championship level.

He represented England at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, achieving two Silver and three Bronze medals and, in doing so, set British records at his weight; these records still stand today.

Stewart now works as the Technical Director at Pristine Condition International Ltd, who, with their innovative Manual Handling training solutions derived from Olympic Weightlifting techniques, continue to reduce Manual Handling incidents in the workplace.

Philip Baker is Chair of London Region of Association for Project Safety and IOSH Construction Section in the London Metropolitan Branch.  Philip worked in design practice for 18 years, setting up a specialist CDM subsidiary in 1994 and has been delivering CDM services to a broad range of duty holders ever since.  Philip’s passion is proportionate prevention through design and he is frequently asked to share his knowledge and experience on the topic.  In 2015 Philip delivered a half day seminar for APS around all of its 16 regions on preventing occupational ill health through design.  Philip has delivered the No Time to Lose tri partite presentation on silica with BOHS and HSE on several occasions around the country.

Gerard has been involved in health and safety at various level since 1990, he completed a masters degree from the University of Leicester in health and safety management and has built up an excellent reputation for delivering presentations at board level to a number of blue chip organisations, the training that he delivers is well known for its practical interpretation and enthuses directors to become more active in health and safety decision making.

Gerard joined Sainsbury’s Supermarkets in 1983 and worked with them in various different capacities latterly as the Retail Field, Health Safety and Fire Manager whereby he had key responsibilities for 19 health safety and fire professionals.

In 1999, Gerard co-founded Activus Safety Management Services, originally set up as a partnership; it achieved limited company status in 2005. After a number of successful years with Activus, Gerard decided to form GPH Safety, a company which focuses more on the training side of health and safety.
Gerard has worked with a number of varied organisations on both Safety Management Systems implementation and delivering training to a wide audience.

Organisations that Gerard has been involved in include County Councils, Police Forces, Retailers, Food Manufacturing and the Gambling Commission.

Gerard has an array of experience and involvement in the governance and committee structure of IOSH. He has served as the Past Chair of the Retail and Distribution Group, the Vice Chair of the Groups Management Sub-committee the past Chair of the Groups Management Committee and is the Immediate past chair of the Networks Committee. Gerard has been a member of Council and was the President of IOSH in 2013.

In 2010 Gerard was awarded with the IOSH Presidents distinguished service certificate for the work that he had carried out with the implementation of the IOSH groups review findings.