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One of a relatively small number of Chartered Directors, Shaun is a dynamic and solution-focussed compliance and sustainability executive with extensive experience across a broad portfolio and operating at a global level. Currently working within a FTSE100 listed business with experience in FTSE250 and private equity-backed businesses, Shaun’s expertise includes driving sustainable and ethical change within corporate health, safety, environment and sustainability, corporate security, and regulatory compliance. He has significantly improved performance, reducing incidents, exposure, and loss and has embedded compliance culture across the organisations he has worked in. Key skills include developing and implementing compliance strategy, risk management frameworks, multi-disciplinary management systems, and the organisational design to deliver these. Shaun is a dedicated and resourceful professional with a demonstrable record of sound performance and risk management including operational/business assurance and audit, internal and external stakeholder management, and leading high-performance teams. He is also a proficient strategist with a proven record of adding value to organisations and enhancing performance through personal vision, hard work, and proficient task management. Commercially astute, he has strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making ability, together with excellent communication ability and a wealth of regulatory and governance knowledge and skills. A published author, thought leader, and coach/mentor, Shaun enjoys supporting those new to the profession and those looking to develop further. 


Shaun holds a number of postgraduate qualifications, including seven Masters Degrees (Master of Arts (MA) in Leadership & Culture Change, Master of Business Administration (MBA), MA in Marketing & Innovation, Master of Science (MSc) in Workplace Health & Wellbeing, MA in Strategic Human Resource Management, Master of Laws (LLM) in International Commercial Law) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Risk, Resilience and Crisis Management . He also holds a Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring, his research having explored the relationship between coaching, well-being, and organisational culture.  


Shaun is a trained and experienced board member, non-executive director, chair, trustee, treasurer and special adviser. He is currently Chair of the Berkshire Branch of The Institute of Directors and acts a trustee of four charities: The Men’s Health Forum, The Rowland Hill Fund (Deputy Chair), The Business Disability Forum and The Society of Occupational Medicine. A long-standing member of the Business in the Community (BITC) Workwell Leadership Team and a Member of the National Forum on Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace. Shaun also acts as vice chair and director of strategy for the pan-European mental health campaign ‘Target Depression in the Workplace’. He was appointed as Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine in February 2018.   


Voted as one of the 15 most influential in health and safety and a winner of The Institute of Directors ‘London & South - CSR Director of the Year 2018‘ award , Shaun regularly contributes to contemporary debates, thought leadership, and campaigns. 


In 2019 Shaun was awarded The REBA (Reward & Employee Benefits Association) Vanguard Award for outstanding contribution to health and wellbeing. 


A published author in many respected journals and practitioner publications Shaun also co-authored two books “Positive Male Mind” and “Positive Mental Health” in 2018 and 2019 that explore mental health management strategies. 


Shaun can be followed on Twitter at @DrShaunDavis and on LinkedIn at 



Positive Male Mind  

Publisher: LID Publishing (October 2018) 

ISBN: 978-1-911498-919 

Davis, S & Kinder, A. 


Positive Mental Health  

Publisher: LID Publishing (October 2019) 

ISBN: 978-1-912555-55-0 

Davis, S & Kinder, A. 


Journal Papers: 

Houdmont, J., Randall, R., Cheyne, A., Davis, S., Evans, H., & Faichney, J. (2019). UK postal delivery workers’ occupational sun safety: Using behaviour change theories to identify intervention pathways. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, e3712. 

My involvement in this paper extended to (i) design input – ensuring the study addressed an occupational health challenge pertinent to Royal Mail Group, (ii) arranging data collection at Royal Mail delivery offices across the UK, and (iii) reviewing/editing the manuscript prior to submission.  


Houdmont, J., Davis, S., & Griffiths, A. (2016). Sun safety knowledge and practice in UK postal delivery workers. Occupational Medicine, 66, 279-284. 

This paper has 12 citations to date. I conducted all aspects of survey design, data collection, and analysis under the academic supervision of the other authors who are employed at the University of Nottingham.