Dr Andrew Sharman holds Masters degrees in international health and safety law, and in industrial psychology and organizational behaviour, and a doctorate in leadership and culture transformation.
He revels in the interplay between compliance and culture. With a safety career spanning more than two decades he has guided global leaders in their commitment to zero accidents and towards safety excellence across a range of industry sectors including power generation and supply, fast moving consumer goods, heavy engineering, and manufacturing. His experience spans more than one hundred countries across five continents. Andrew has a reputation as a thoughtful, innovative and engaging orator and speaks extensively on the subjects of risk management, safety culture, leadership and organisational behaviour with corporations, NGOs and at universities.
He has chaired or given keynote papers at more than 300 professional development events around the world including the prestigious and innovative TED conferences. He also holds several key positions in the industry, among them are President of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health ‘IOSH’ (2019-2020), Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Leadership & Management (2016-2020), Founder and Chairman of the One Percent Safer Foundation, and Managing Partner of the international culture and leadership consultancy, RMS, ‘Chairman of EHSCongress.com, the leading environment, health and safety conference in Europe.
His book entitled From Accidents to Zero is the best-selling safety culture book of the last decade (www.fromaccidentstozero.com)
Far from being risk averse, Andrew loves ‘high risk’ adventure sports including free-flying, rock climbing, sea kayaking and swimming with sharks. He uses these pursuits to think differently about the language, perceptions and function of occupational safety, health and risk management and how to align these disciplines with broader organisational issues to drive positive impact and enhance the performance of individuals, teams and businesses.