The CIPD Board Trustees govern the Institute in accordance with its Charter and charity law. Three of the Board are 'Honorary Officers' and are appointed by our Chartered members.

We are proposing that Shakil Butt be re-elected as Treasurer of the CIPD for a further three-year term.

Shakil Butt

Shakil Butt FCIPD

Shakil has experience of working in the humanitarian sector in a number of senior leadership roles for over 20 years, having started as a volunteer in the early 1990s. He is a qualified accountant, beginning his career in finance before moving into HR in 2009, when he became HR and OD director of Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Now an independent consultant, Shakil is able to add value, engaging with organisations and individuals with their HR and OD challenges. Shakil has judged both the prestigious HR Excellence Awards and CIPD Awards and has spoken at and chaired various HR conferences at a local and international level.

Shakil is currently a member of the regional leadership team for Mosaic, a mentoring charity founded by HRH the Prince of Wales, working with young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential.

Shakil comments:

"For the last three years I have been truly honoured to act as the Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, leading on accountability, transparency and risk management while working closely with the Chair, CEO and Senior Leadership Team. During my tenure I have learnt a lot more about the professional body that is very dear to me and have seen it grow and become more focused on its services, products and members. I would welcome the opportunity to continue to serve for a second term to continue the progress made to date and to push forward to improve governance and be part of building a professional body and a profession fit for the future of work."

In 2016 Shakil was appointed as a CIPD trustee and was elected Honorary Treasurer at its AGM in December 2016. We are proposing that he is re-elected as Treasurer of the CIPD for a second three-year term, to December 2022.