Ricky Somal | Head of Workforce Engagement and Wellbeing, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

After studying MSc Health Psychology, Ricky started his professional career in HR and Organisational Development and has worked for the European Social Fund, Severn Trent Water and AXA Assurance.

Working in the National Health Service (NHS), Ricky adopts the principles of behavioral economics and occupational psychology to design and lead strategies focused on employee engagement, inclusion, wellbeing and leadership development.

His goals are to use his motivational leadership style to unlock the potential in people and systems, ensuring they can maximise their
impact, ambition and delivery, whilst remaining conscious of preferences and triggers for stress when in high pressure environments and in times of change.