Making Whistleblowing an Asset

  • 11 Nov 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Online
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Making Whistleblowing an Asset

Thursday 11 November 2021

9.00 - 11.15am

This will be a live online event run using Microsoft Teams.

The link will be issued before the event 

We are all talking about whistleblowing. It's a hot governance and regulatory topic, an employee relations and litigation risk and, as an emotive topic, it's guaranteed to provide headlines and external interest. But at its heart it is a good thing which can highlight issues at an early stage and can be a bedrock to a good culture and staff wellbeing.

We continue with our virtual Master Class programme and are delighted to invite you to hear Simon Stephen, Jan Stappers and Sybille Raphael presenting on the topics detailed below to show how organisations can draw on whistleblowing to make it a real asset on many levels.



Registration, Welcome & Introduction


Simon Stephen, Legal Director, Gowling WLG

Speak Up or Lose out


Comfort break


Jan Stappers, Senior Manager, Partnerships

Making the most of a Digital Reporting System


Quick Break


Sybille Raphael – Protect

A view from the other side


Wrap up



Remembrance Day – 1 minute silence


 Any additional questions





Simon Stephen, Legal Director, Gowling WLG

Simon is an experienced lawyer but one who has the unique experience of having come back into private practice after an in-house role. Whilst in an internal Employee Relations role in a global investment bank Simon ran his own investigation workload, supported on global investigations and was the global HR lead on whistleblowing – working closely with the whistleblowing team.

Now back at Gowling Simon leads on investigations and whistleblowing and uses his experience to advise clients on all things whistleblowing – from policies, training, managing cases through to compliance with the EU directive and implementing global investigation frameworks.

Jan Stappers, Senior Manager, Partnerships

Jan Tadeusz Stappers is senior manager partnerships for NAVEX Global’s digital whistleblowing solution, WhistleB. More than 10,000 organisations and 50 million employees globally rely on NAVEX Global’s whistleblowing solutions every day to safely report and manage their workplace concerns. Jan has authored various articles on new legislation concerning whistleblower protection and organisational whistleblowing best practices. Jan holds a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) from King's College London in the United Kingdom (EU Competition Law) and a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) from Leiden University in the Netherlands (European Law). He is Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Sybille Raphael, Director, Protect

Sybille is an experienced solicitor and employment law specialist who co-ordinates Protect's legal case work and policy work.

She works with employers to develop a ‘speak up culture’, empowering workers to raise concerns when things can be done better and taking an active part in the policy work of the charity including campaigns for improved legal protections.

Previously she was Head of Legal Advice at Working Families where she managed the award-winning Legal Advice Services of the charity and led on Working Families’ pro bono programme

A copy of the slides is available to members here

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