Ross Hovey

Thought Leader Specialising in the Topic of Disability in The Workplace & Accessibility Manager At Lloyds Banking Group.

  • Accessibility Manager, Group Disability & Mental Health Team at Lloyds Banking Group
  • Co-founder of Changing Places International
  • Co-Chair of WharfAbility
  • Independent Gatwick Advisory Panel member

When Ross Hovey is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

How do you provide a good ergonomic environment both on-site and at home that is cost-effective?
Points to consider when deciding whether your adjustments are sufficiently inclusive
Reviewing processes, working with your ERG, and formalising changes
Getting the health and wellbeing balance right
To what extent has Covid been a gamechanger?

Ross Hovey has over 20 years of experience at Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of positions and specialises in disability in the workplace. He campaigns to improve accessibility in all workplaces and building a world which is more inclusive for disabled people overall. He has gained significant recognition in the disability industry for the work he does.

Ross started his career at Lloyds in 2001 as a UK Retail Banking Management Trainee. He progressed through various roles including spending 4 years as a Graduate Resourcing Manager and almost 6 years as an eLearning Consultant before moving into more disability focussed roles. Ross lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and uses his lived experiences along with his academic knowledge and extensive experience in the corporate world to drive his passion for change.

While working at Lloyds Banking Group, Ross managed the award-winning Workplace Adjustment Program. He significantly improved the program’s governance and led them to win the BDF Smart Award for adjustments again. Currently, Ross Hovey is the Accessibility Manager, Group Disability & Mental Health Team at Lloyds where he works with key stakeholders to ensure the delivery of accessibility plans for colleagues. Outside of his work for Lloyds, Ross is committed to raising awareness and activating change in the accessibility and disability space. As the Co-founder & Board Trustee of Changing Places International, he campaigns to set the global standard for fully accessible toilets. Ross is a member of the Independent Accessibility Panel at Gatwick Airport and is Co-Chair of WharfAbility which is a network that aims to connect businesses and colleagues, to share experiences and ideas, allowing them to increase their impact in the workplace. On top of all of this, he is an Advisory Board Member at Permobil helping to continually improve their wheelchairs.

Ross is available now to book as a speaker via Diversity & Inclusion. Book now!

Official Testimonials

Ross Hovey is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

”Ross is an outstanding communicator and a creative, effective thinker. He is a team player – successfully engaging with a wide range of people – but is not afraid to support his view. Most notably, he gets things done. I enjoy working with him.”

James, Trustee, Changing Places International

”Ross is rapidly becoming the recognised thought leader in his field, championing reasonable pragmatic solutions in aiding employers to create inclusive workplaces that encourage all their people to thrive.”

Jeremy Brim, Growth Consultant, Growth Ignition

To enquire about Ross Hovey for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.