We need compromise and partnership to fix the UK’s employment relations problems

The cost of living crisis, falling real wages and wider dissatisfaction with working conditions are a potent recipe for the ongoing strike action across many public services.

HRMI 2022: Mark Grimley, group director for people and corporate services, Government of Jersey

Rising rapidly through the profession, Mark Grimley has a proven record of delivering within some of the more challenging public sector roles within local government, as well as taking roles in the...

HRMI 2022: Sally Hopper, director of HR, Hertfordshire County Council

Sally Hopper is the director of HR at Hertfordshire County Council with a workforce of over 8,000 staff.

HRMI 2022: Claire Gore, director of HR and OD, London North West Healthcare

Claire Gore was appointed director of the future of the NHS HR and OD programme in June 2022 - a programme designed to ensure that the HR and OD profession is fit to deliver the NHS people and...

HRMI 2022: Oonagh Monkhouse, executive director, Papworth Hospital

Oonagh is originally from Northern Ireland and started her career in the NHS in 1988, working in a number of NHS organisations in Belfast before moving to Cambridge in 1993.

HRMI 2022: Cheryl Samuels, deputy director of workforce transformation, NHS England

Cheryl Samuels was appointed deputy director of workforce transformation for the London Region at NHS England in 2020, overseeing the key priorities for delivery of the transformation roadmap for...

HRMI 2021: Debbie Alder, Director General of People and Capability, Department for Work and Pensions

Alder is the director general of human resources at the Department of Work and Pensions. She sets and leads the department's people straegy, aligning it to the business strategy and the wider Civil...


HRMI 2021: Andy Dodman, Chief HR Officer, Leeds City Council

Andy Dodman is the chief HR officer at Leeds City Council, the second largest Council in the UK. Andy moved into local government in September 2019 following a successful career at The University of...


HRMI 2021: Angela O’Driscoll, Director of People and Transformation, Companies House

O'Driscoll joined Companies House in May 2012 as head of human resources and estates. She took up the new role of director of people transformation in February 2018.  This role brings together HR,...


HRMI 2021: Philippa Bonay, Director of People and Business Services, Office for National Statistics

A fellow of the CIPD and one of 2020’s UK 50 Leading Lights in Kindness & Leadership, Bonay has extensive international corporate experience across the whole HR remit in both the private and public...


HRMI 2021: Richard Hall, Head of Resourcing and Learning and Development, Hertfordshire County Council

Hall is head of resourcing and development at Hertfordshire County Council. Prior to this he has held numerous positions including roles with Anglian Water Group and IBM.


HRMI 2021: Stephen Moir, Executive Director of Corporate Services, Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council’s executive director of corporate services since 2017, Moir Moir is responsible for leading the Council’s strategic and corporate services, including HR, Finance and...