Welcome to the Humber Branch

As your new Chair of the Humber Branch I am delighted to welcome you to our Humber Branch webpage.

Many thanks to our outgoing Chair, Chris Brown, for all his hard work and dedication over the past few years. And I’m delighted to say we are not losing his expertise, as he is remaining on the Branch Committee as Vice-Chair and will be actively involved in many of our activities.

You can find details of your Branch Committee below. If you are interested in getting involved in branch activities or joining the Committee, please email me

2018 will be another incredibly busy year for the branch, with a variety of events (available for booking through EventBrite) and our annual conference on Tuesday 5 June 2018. My hope is that our 2018 programme of events can be even better than last year, in terms of both attendance and meeting your needs.

2018 will also present many challenges for our region, including Brexit implications, skills shortages and the remaining challenges of the economic climate. That said, what a great time to be involved in Human Resource Management and Learning and Development within the Humber region!

There continues to be exciting opportunities for us as Humber business opportunities and investment increases on the back of our 2017 Hull City of Culture year. This has the potential to change positively the economic outlook of this region for decades to come, which is great news.

However, it is our profession that is so key to realising this opportunity because we need to find, retain, reward and develop the talent which will make all the above possible.

I would encourage you to get involved in any way you can, including at our branch events (detailed below) , where you can chat to any of our Committee members and make suggestions for how your branch can be even more effective. Please also keep in touch with us via social media, including: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Finally, I look forward to speaking to you at one of our next CIPD Humber Branch events, whether it is the first time you have attended or you are one of our regular supporters.


Phil Quinn
Branch Chair

Our committee is run by volunteers who are elected every year in May at our Annual Meeting. If you are interested in learning more about our activities or would like to get involved, or if you have a suggestion for an event topic that may be of interest to the Branch members, please do get in touch with us.

Our Mission

To support the CIPD by providing a forum for all HR professionals in the Humber region that:

  • contributes to the development and promotion of good practice in the field of management and development of people by providing accessible opportunities for continuing professional development
  • supports local educational institutions who provide programmes to those seeking to enter the professional body through approved routes of study
  • represents the views and looking after the interests of CIPD members within the Humber region and
  • promotes and upholds excellent working practices within human resource management and development.

Branch Committee
Our volunteer Branch Committee comprises:
Chair - Phil Quinn
Vice-Chair - Chris Brown
Treasurer - Peak Yuen
Secretary - Anne McCaffrey
Policy Adviser - Gordon Thurston
Membership Adviser - Ali Davies
Other members: Sharon Rhodes, Samantha Hind, Kay Locker, Ian Wilson, Julie Williams, Sam Mosey and Sandra Humble.

CIPD Northern Annual Conferences 2020

Annual Conference | 11 May 2020 | Manchester 

Student Conference North of England | 23 March 2020 | Leeds 

Both conferences will run for a full day, offering practical insights on how to create healthier, more inclusive and innovative organisations. With a combination of keynotes, case studies and interactive sessions, you will be able to create your own path through the programmes to focus on the issues that are most relevant to you. 

Sign up to our CIPD events newsletter and hear about the Northern conferences first!  

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Contact us

Contact the team with your enquiries about local events or feedback on the future shape of branches

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Northern Area Partnership

We are also a part of a longstanding voluntary partnership of the ten northern England branches covering between them an area from the Scottish border down to Cheshire in the West and South Yorkshire in the East and providing services to around 24,000 members.

Northern Area Partnership