Clive Johnson
Clive Johnson
Group head of health and safety
Derwent London

Clive is a highly accomplished senior executive with 10 years’ extensive experience operating at board level with a number of blue-chip organisations. A well-rounded executive with a track record of leading business and industry through transformational change, resulting in world class performance and established industry best practice. A highly adaptable individual with enthusiasm, passion and drive who demonstrates resilience in the changing environment. His inspirational leadership style enables his people to thrive and deliver excellent results, whilst creating a culture based on accountability, trust and professional integrity.

Clive recently moved on from his role at Landsec to take on a new challenge at Derwent London as their group head of health and safety based at their Savile Row office. Clive is an expert in improving the health, safety, security and wellbeing culture of any business and creating the right environments for people to thrive. His passion, personality skills, knowledge, attitude, training and experience well places him to assist Derwent London in their quest to manage and mitigate business risk over a very diverse portfolio. Clive’s mantra is to be risk aware not risk averse but to act responsibly.

Clive is currently serving a two-year term as president of IIRSM, a professional body and educational charity with members all over the world. Clive was elected in December 2019 following two years in the deputy president role and has been a trustee of the Institute five years.

Clive chairs the ConIAN Managing Risk Well Working Group on behalf of the HSE and sits on both Health in Construction Leadership Group and Construction Clients Leadership Group.

Clive spent eight years at Landsec as their group head of health, safety and security based out of their Head Office in London. As a senior leader, his role was to ensure health, safety and security compliance across a very diverse property portfolio, which include shopping centres, retail parks, leisure, residential, hotels and development projects.

Clive has also been HS&E manager for Asda Wall*Mart and HS&E leader for BAA on the Terminal 5 Project.

In 2014 Clive was invited by Construction Industry Advisory Committee (ConIAC) to chair the Client Working Group in the development of a Client Guidance document for CDM 2015. More recently in late 2020 Clive was invited by the Construction Industry Council to sit on their Building Safely Committee post Grenfell.

Clive is now driving the health and security agenda and is committed to promoting a risk management approach. He is keen to ensure that health receives the same billing as safety and he is on the Executive Committee of the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) made up of industry leaders including HSE, BOHS, IOSH, IIRSM, Unions, CITB, Clients, and other influential stakeholders. On security Clive is an active member of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) working with Government and like-minded companies that manage public and crowded places. An objective for 2020 is for Derwent London to be the first property company to get accreditation for its Fire Safety Management System in line with BS9997.

Finally, Clive was awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his work on health, safety and security and more recently has been asked by the Cabinet Office to be part of their Inclusive Economy Partnership Programme focusing on Mental Health and a trustee for the No Fall Foundation Charity.