Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Peter Cheese joined the CIPD as Chief Executive in July 2012. He spent 30 years working at Accenture, culminating in a 7 year spell as Global Managing Director leading the firm’s Talent and Organisation Performance Consulting Practice. He also held various executive sponsorship positions for Accenture’s firm-wide skills and capability development programs, and the firm’s global Human Capital and Talent Strategy.
After leaving Accenture in 2009, Peter held a portfolio of consulting and non-executive roles. During this time he was also appointed Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a post he stepped down from on his appointment to the CIPD, whilst remaining as a Board member.
Peter sits on the Council of City & Guilds, and he is a European Board Director with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe, an organisation focused on the development of entrepreneurial, financial and employability skills in young people through business engagement in schools and universities. He is also an Executive Fellow at the London Business School, associated with the faculties of Strategic Management and Organisational Behaviour.
Stephanie Bird, Director of HR Capability
Stephanie joined the CIPD in April 2009 as Director of HR Capability. She has over 20 years global HR experience, including organisations such as ICI, KPMG, CSC and Dell.
Immediately before joining CIPD she was VP HR at BP plc, responsible for Talent and Organisation capability for the group. She had also been a non-executive on the CIPD Enterprises Board for 2 years. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Karen McMillan, Client Development Director
Karen joined the CIPD in September 2011 as Client Development Director to develop the CIPD’s business-to-business proposition and enable a strong client-centric approach to supporting organisatons both in the UK and Internationally.
Experienced in Sales Management and Consultancy Karen has worked extensively in the commercial FMCG arena both independently, and for blue chip organisations such as Mars Confectionery and PepsiCo International, and high end retailer Selfridges.
Lisa Sarjeant, HR Director
Lisa is the HR Director at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a member of the senior management team contributing to the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of all the Institute’s activities. In particular, her role is to develop and lead the CIPD’s People Strategy to advance and achieve CIPD’s business goals. Lisa also directs the buildings facilities and she leads the direction of CIPD’s local branch networks throughout the UK and Ireland.
Lisa has over 20 years' experience in HR with her career spanning the public, private and third sector. She is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and gained the post-graduate diploma in people management and development in 1993 and she has undertaken a wealth of continuous professional development at highly regarded business schools as well as designing, running and taking part in tailored activities such as a leadership development programme in her current role.
Ian Saville, Chief Operating Officer
Ian was appointed as CIPD Finance Director in 2005. He joined from Penna plc, a global human capital management consultancy where he was Finance and Commercial Director over a nine year period, gaining extensive experience of acquiring and developing businesses in the HR services sector. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
In 2006 Ian successfully led a strategic review of the CIPD Commercial business and subsequently took on the Commercial Director role in 2007. The Commercial business encompasses CIPD Training, Conferences and Exhibitions, Publishing and other commercial ventures with revenue in excess of £17m.
He became Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and now is also accountable for central operations and for the development of CIPD sales capability in addition to Finance and Commercial operations.
Sue Upton, Marketing and Membership Director
Sue joined the CIPD in February 2000 and has held roles in both Marketing and Communications, as well as a seven-month period acting as interim Managing Director. She joined the CIPD Executive Team in December 2006 and is responsible for continuously improving the benefits, services and value current and future members derive from the Institute.
Sue is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and is a Chartered Marketer.
Marianne Wyles, Institute Secretary
Marianne joined the CIPD as Institute Secretary in March 2009. She is responsible for managing its governance activity and for ensuring that all constitutional, legal and charitable obligations are met. This involves keeping the Board and Committee structure under review as well as liaison with the Privy Council and Charities Commission on the Charter and Bye-laws. She also reports to the Board on corporate governance issues and manages the operation of the Code of Conduct.
Marianne is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.