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Calm Sea

Olivia van der Werff

Founder and Managing Director

Olivia leads both our compliance and fairness teams as well as heading up our team of health and safety consultants.  Within the broadcast industry she provides fairness advice to producers of game and quiz shows and oversees a team of health and safety advisors to broadcast and non-broadcast industries.

She also works as a mediator in civil disputes and is registered with the Civil Mediation Council.

She practised as a solicitor in Bristol before becoming one of the first solicitors in the country to dual qualify in health and safety in the UK.


She established and grew a national health and safety consultancy through a franchise model before selling her company to an AIM Listed PLC in 2004 and setting up Beyond Dispute.


She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and an Associate Member of BAFTA.

When she's not working, Olivia can be found walking her dog on the beach near where she lives on the South Coast, cooking the vegetables she has grown in her garden and seeing live music and comedy.

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