CIPD Volunteer of the Year Award Finalists


Sue Adams WINNER

Sue has been actively involved with CIPD at branch, regional, and national levels for over twenty years.   She is passionate about HR and has undertaken a range of voluntary roles, including Chair of the Manchester Branch, Policy Advisor, Newsletter editor, Council Representative and Treasurer.  Nationally she has served on the Membership and Education Committee, two terms of office on both the CIPD Executive Board and CIPD Enterprises Board, and she has served on the Audit Committee.  Most recently she was appointed to chair and act as a panel member in support of the new CIPD Code of Professional Conduct.

Sue is well known in the HR community and the CIPD, and is extremely active in promoting the values of professional HR practice in organisations and encouraging individuals who work in HR to develop their practice through the CIPD. Her commitment is demonstrated through her active involvement with the institute and she is always keen to further the aims of the CIPD whenever opportunities present at local, regional or national level.

Anita Hayne

Anita is an excellent example of a volunteer, going over and above with all of her activities.  At branch level Anita has been a significant contributor to the success of the West of England Branch.  She initiated and set up the Independent Consultants Group, which she Chaired for 9 years.  She was the main driver for the provision of events aimed specifically at this special interest group, understanding their unique needs and providing development that was fit for purpose and challenging.  But she also volunteers beyond CIPD for the benefit of her local community, including as a charity trustee, and as a youth leader, a role she has performed since leaving university.

Anita has established good relationships with the CIPD nationally through actively seeking contact and information, and building relationships.  As such, she well known and respected as a ‘do er’ of sound judgement, and a personable and collaborative colleague.  It is these aspects that were particularly noted by the judging panel, with comment made that Anita mirrors the behaviours of the profession map, and is a true role model for any of our volunteers and professionals.

John Kenny

John is a dedicated member and ambassador for his local branch, and a great support to members and the CIPD nationally.  John has been an enthusiastic supporter of the CIPD Centenary and is the Leicestershire branch representative on the Midlands Centenary Celebration Team.  As the group expanded to include seven Midlands branches, John took on the project lead role, in addition to his specific team role of Event Programme and Design, following the departure of the Chair of the Group.

On a national level, John has been an active and longstanding member of the CPD Working Party, working tirelessly to progress and support the development and recognition of CPD on a national scale.  John provides logical, reasoned and intuitive contributions that have helped shape CPD policy, guidance and approach.

John always works collaboratively and enthusiastically, yet is modest about his achievements.  He is a true ambassador for the CIPD, and for the profession more widely, and his local branch committee, members, and the CIPD nationally hold him in very high esteem.

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