Angela is CIPD's Adviser for Organisation and Resourcing.
Her specialist areas are assessment centres, change leadership, corporate culture, employment agencies, flexible working, graphology, high fliers, interviews and interviewing, leadership, management of change, organisation development, outsourcing, part-time employment, performance management, psychological testing, recruitment and selection, relocation, strategic management, teleworking and time management.
Angela Baron is currently project-managing the CIPD's flagship project investigating the underlying links between people management, productivity and profitability. She is also steering work on human capital, developing measures and reporting systems for practitioners.
Angela is the CIPD's expert on subjects such as recruitment, motivation, psychological testing, counseling in the workplace, performance management, HR strategy and organisational culture.
Stephen Moir is the Director of People and Policy for Cambridgeshire County Council, having initially joined the organisation as Director of HR in July 2005. Responsible for corporate strategy and policy, communications, strategic partnerships and diversity, Stephen also leads the Council’s award winning HR services, organisational development, payroll and pensions functions in support of the Council’s 18,000 strong workforce. A committed public sector advocate, Stephen has worked in both local authorities and the police service and holds a masters degree in personnel management with IT and chartered membership of both the CIPD and Chartered Management Institute.
The current President of the PPMA (Public Sector People Managers’ Association), which represents the interests of over 800 HR/OD professionals working across public services, Stephen is also a non-executive director of the Improvement & Development Agency for Local Government
A regular HR commentator in the HR media, and a columnist for People Management, Stephen has been listed in various HR journals as an influential HR practitioner.
Stephen joined Nomura International plc as Head of Human Resources in September 2004. Prior to joining Nomura he was Global Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory HR, and Global Head of Organisational Development at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. In this role he was responsible for the provision of HR to the Corporate Finance and Advisory business globally and for establishing global training, performance management and OD functions as well as for new talent recruitment at graduate and MBA levels. Stephen spent four years with DKW; before that he spent two years at Commerzbank AG as Head of HR for their UK business, building a new HR function to support their securities business; and prior to that he was a director of HR for the investment banking and structured finance businesses of Barclays de Zoete Wedd/ CSFB.
Stephen began his career in the Middle East, based in Bahrain, where he spent nine years focusing on training and development for commercial organizations as well as in the further education sector. This included a position as lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Bahrain and latterly as advisor to senior ministers at the Bahrain Ministry of Finance and National Economy. He returned to the UK in 1994 to join Hay Management Consultants as a senior strategy consultant.
Stephen is currently Chairman of the City HR Association and has fellowships with the CIPD and RSA. He has an MA in Modern History and Economics from St John’s, Oxford and an MBA from the London Business School. In 2007 Stephen was ranked 37 in UK magazine Personnel Today’s Top 40 HR Power Players.
Michael is the HR Partner for Trading & Commercial at Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. Reporting directly to the Group HR Director, he has responsibility for the Trading HR function in the London, Coventry and Hong Kong offices.
Michael has been with Sainsbury's for 12 years where he has worked in a number of Operational, HR and Change Management roles.
He is a graduate of the University of Kent and University of Middlesex and holds degrees in Chemistry, Human Resource Management and Employment Law.