Darren Broadhead

Darren Broadhead

Health and Safety Leadership Development Specialist

Bench Accredited


Cimenterie Nationale

Pierre J Doumet - CEO

“We were impressed by Darren Broadhead’s conscientious preparation of the Visible Felt Leadership seminar, dedicated approach to deliver the content and availability for questions, comments and explanations. We will continue out training process with Darren and recommend his methods and programs.”


Miles Watkins - Business Development Director

“Darren is a leader in the field of safety programme design.Through a range of highly effective interventions, Darren makes a dramatic impact on performance. He clearly defines roles to ensure the whole team knows their place in delivering a safe environment. He is able to coach executives with confidence to ensure they are equipped to deal with this most challenging issues. Very much focused on behaviour, Darren can make the right interventions to make a positive difference. As comfortable in the board room as in the factory, I would recommend him as the safety professional of choice.”

ABB Spain

Paul Flint - Country OHS Advisor and Sustainability Coordinator

“I have known Darren for 12 years and since I met him he has impressed me with his detailed knowledge of H&S and his vision of how the nuts-and-bolts activities of an organisation fit into its H&S strategy. He is equally at ease talking to employees on the shop floor about their daily activities as discussing top level issues with a Managing Director. I have audited and presented courses with Darren; he presents with a clarity of thought and expression and facilitates discussions with the delegates with skill. I unreservedly recommend Darren as an outstanding professional.”

Graham Wailes - Independent Consultant


“I have worked with Darren for over 10 years in a range of sectors and he has consistently provided exceptional support to internal and external clients to improve their H&S performance. He is skilled in the field and the boardroom, giving advice which is pragmatic and proportionate. Although extremely proficient at responding to current issues he is perhaps best utilised in developing future plans to help deliver ongoing improvements. His undoubted experience, complimented by a purposeful interpersonal style is of great value when mentoring senior line management and H&S practitioners.”

Aggregate Industries Europe Ltd

Steve Tagg - Organisational and Human Resources Director

“Darren led the development of our Visible Felt Leadership programme and it’s alignment with our business vision and strategy. He directed the development of training materials and co-presented the programme. Through Darren’s guidance, our Executive Group were active participants in the development and deployment of the programme. He recommended the involvement of all Leadership groups, not just operations, with the result being one of the most inclusive and influential H&S programmes we have undertaken. I would recommend Darren for the creation and delivery of H&S Leadership programmes.”

Work Experience


Darren Broadhead Consulting Ltd.

(September 2015 - Present)

Sector: Consultancy

Owner and Director of Darren Broadhead Consulting Ltd.

Darren Broadhead Consulting was formed in September 2015 to support businesses in achieving high levels of H&S performance.

Services provided to clients include:
High Level Business H&S Review to create an operational H&S Road Map Leadership Workshops to develop Values, Vision and Strategy Leading for H&S Training to identify key Leadership Behaviours Facilitating Leadership and Management Group Performance Reviews Key Programme Development including Safety Tours, Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment Leadership Best Practice Sharing Guidance

Recent work locations include the Middle East and the UK

Global Head of H&S


(December 2014 - August 2015)

Sector: Construction Materials and Construction Size: 80,000 employees in 80 countries

Based in Zurich and reporting to the Global CEO, I was responsible for directing the Global Executive team in setting and monitoring the successful deployment of a Global H&S Road Map.

Responsible for managing a central H&S team and directing the activities of 6 regional OHS structures.

Key risk control programme development, OHS Assessment programme, OHS statistics management and OHS practitioner development were key areas of focus.

UK Head of H&S and North America Regional OHS Coordinator

Holcim (Aggregate Industries UK) and Holcim North America

(March 2011 - November 2014)

Sector: Construction Materials and Construction Size: 6000 (UK) and 15000 (across UK & North America)

Reporting to the UK Executive Group I held the role of National Head of H&S from May 2011 to December 2014.

My key responsibilities included setting and deployment of a H&S Road Map with the Executive Group and monitoring the successful progression of its implementation.

I represented the company during interaction with key clients, trade bodies and the national regulator.

I developed a team of well respected H&S professionals who supported the line management in deploying the day-to-day responsibility for management of H&S.

The H&S team resources were allocated on a key risk basis preventing potentially problematic relationships reporting into geographic or divisional operational leaders.

I co-wrote, developed and launched a Hearts and Minds engagement activity to raise the inclusion of all employees in H&S decision making and change.

I co-wrote a highly successful Visible Felt Leadership course for all directors and middle managers within the business. The training and consequential culture change was recognised as one of the most influential H&S programmes ever deployed within the business.

In addition, between February 2014 and November 2014, I held the role or Regional OHS Coordinator for the US, Canada and UK business units, reporting to the Business Unit CEO.

This additional role was based upon a programme of exchange visits which I conducted across the three countries and the implementation of national OHS Road Maps which were created as an output from the visits. The purpose of this programme was to share the significantly more mature levels of H&S that had been achieved in the UK with the other countries.

Senior H&S Advisor (Contracting Division)

Holcim (Aggregate Industries UK)

(October 2009 - May 2011)

Sector: Construction & Construction Materials Size: 1500 people

Reporting to the divisional Managing Director, I managed a team of 5 H&S Advisors supporting road surfacing and public realm civil projects.

Working with the Managing Director and his team, I supported the development of a business strategy for H&S and its deployment across all of the regions of operation.

Working with national trade bodies, I developed nationally approved safe working approaches to high risk work activities.

A key achievement was the simplification of the core risk assessment programme to ensure effective and easy to understand and use risk assessments were in use day-to-day.

I led the development and roll-out of an Incident Investigation standard across 300 locations to standardise the company approach to this essential topic.

I moved on from this role when I was promoted to national Head of H&S.

European EHS Manager

(September 2008 - October 2009)

Sector: Food and Drink Packaging

Reporting to the European/Asia H&S Director I was responsible for the creation of company standards and training packages and their deployment into the Beverage Can business.

I initiated new auditing activities in the Chinese and Indian operations and a follow up processes to review progress.

I was responsible for the development of the EHS community via workshops and best practice sharing.

EHS Assurance Manager Asia Pacific

Cadbury plc

(June 2006 - September 2008)

Sector: Food and Drink

Reporting to the Global Head of EHS Assurance and Performance Improvement, I was responsible for deploying the EHS Assurance process in the Asia Pacific Region.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, my geographic remit included China, Japan, New Zealand, South East Asia and India.

In addition to assurance activities, I was responsible for deploying performance improvement activities including Visible Felt Leadership Training and the launch of new corporate standards and reporting tools.

Prior to finishing this role, I completed the successful procurement of an outsourced Global EHS Assurance programme with a global consultancy business.

EHS Assurance Manager - EMEA

Cadbury plc

(February 2004 - June 2006)

Sector: Food and Drink

Reporting to the Global Head of EHS Assurance and Performance Improvement I was responsible for deploying the EHS Assurance process in Europe Middle East and Africa.

Based in Bournville, UK, my geographic remit included, UK, Europe, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Kenya, Namibia and South Africa. I also supported the teams in North and South America and Asia Pacific.

In addition to Assurance activities, I was responsible for supporting the development of and deploying performance improvement activities including Visible Felt Leadership Training and the launch of new corporate standards and reporting tools.

I introduced a new technical rigour to the EHS Assurance process, including a formal follow-up process and developed a new EHS due diligence standard.

Senior EHS Consultant

RMT International Inc

(July 1998 - February 2004)

Sector: Consultancy Size: 2,500 employees in the US and UK

RMT International Inc was a US based consultancy with two project offices in Europe servicing the needs of a small number of UK-based clients.

My role was to act as the corporate EHS team of a nominated client for Europe.

Client sectors included automotive and aeronautical engineering, materials manufacturing and engineering service companies.

Key services that I provided included Due Diligence, Auditing, Project Management, Asbestos Abatement, Waste Water Treatment, standards preparation and training.

Environmental Consultant

BAM (Tebodin UK Ltd)

(November 1997 - July 1998)

Sector: EHS and Engineering Consultancy Size: 200 people

Tebodin UK Ltd was a consultancy business owned and operated by BAM Construction.

The short duration of this assignment was caused due to the UK operation being closed and returned to Holland.

Environmental Officer

SU Automotive

(June 1996 - November 1997)

Sector: Automotive Components Size: 500 people

SU Automotive manufactured car components.

I completed my Msc Thesis on Waste Management with the company before a 12 month contract to implement ISO 14001.

Key activities included providing Environmental Awareness training, writing standards, launching new initiates and applying for relevant Environmental permits and licenses.

Education & Qualifications

NEBOSH via Woodland Grange Ltd


(2002 - 2003)

NEBOSH via Key H&S Ltd

NEBOSH Diploma Part 1

(2000 - 2000)

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Chartered Member of IOS

(1999 - Present)

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Chartered Environmentalist

(1998 - Present)

University of Central England

MSc Environmental Pollution Prevention

(1995 - 1996)

University College North Wales, Bangor

Zoology with Marine Zoology BSc (Hons)

(1991 - 1994)

About Darren Broadhead

Darren Broadhead Consulting Ltd provides a range of strategic leadership Health and Safety services to business. Key services include high level Business Review, Leadership Workshops, Leading for Health and Safety training, key programme development and Health and Safety Assessment. Darren is a Health and Safety Leadership Specialist who has 20 years of experience working across many sectors including automotive, aeronautical, food, packaging, construction and construction materials. His business experience spans six continents and has addressed Health and Safety performance improvement in a wide variety of cultures and organisations.


Health & Safety

Leadership Assessment

Policy & Compliance

Skills & Expertise

Global cultural experience
Highly effective trainer and coach
Leadership review and development
Management training and support
Strong communicator at all levels.

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