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Dr Shaun Davis

Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability at Royal Mail Group


One of a relatively small number of Chartered Directors and a Fellow of The Institute of Directors Shaun has a wide portfolio of responsibilities across the Royal Mail Group including safety, health, wellbeing and sustainability.  He is also a Chartered Fellow of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management. 

Joining Royal Mail Group in September 2012 Shaun has led many improvement programmes across a range of areas. Shaun has led an organisation wide attendance improvement programme as part of a broader wellbeing and health promotion agenda, with particular attention being paid to mental health, musculoskeletal issues and issues affecting an ageing workforce.

Prior to joining Royal Mail Group, Shaun worked in the construction, refurbishment, infrastructure and waste management sectors and led organisations to achieve significant improvements in performance.

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

Shaun is currently a Trustee of three charities; The Men’s Health Forum, The Rowland Hill Fund (Deputy Chair) and The Society of Occupational Medicine. He is also a 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’  Shaun is Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine. 

Voted as one of the 15 most influential in health and safety and a winner of The Institute of Directors ‘Director of the Year - 2018‘ award, and in 2019 Shaun was awarded The REBA (Reward & Employee Benefits Association) Vanguard Award for outstanding contribution to health and wellbeing.

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