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CIPD makes five appointments to its board


Five leading names in the HR field have been appointed as honorary officers to the CIPD.

Robert Booker, a member of the BG Group Executive Committee, was named as honourary treasurer and will serve for three years.

Four Vice-President appointments were also made, each of which will last for two years.

These include Hugh Mitchell, chief HR and corporate officer at Royal Dutch Shell, as VP international, Nita Clarke, director of the IPA, as VP employee relations, Anna Kyprianou, dean and pro vice-chancellor at Middlesex University Business School, as VP membership and professional development and Bill Parsons, EVP HR at ARM Holdings, as VP learning and talent development.

The CIPD Council re-elected Dean Royles, director at NHS Employers, to a second term as chairman of the CIPD Board - commencing in May 2012 and running for a further three years.

Gill Rider, CIPD president, said: "I'm delighted to welcome these high calibre additions to the CIPD's team of vice presidents and board directors, and also that we have retained Dean Royles' knowledge, experience and commitment as our Chair for another three years. Particularly at this difficult time, I'm pleased with the continuity and stability provided by Dean's willingness to continue serving as part of the CIPD's leadership and governance team. The business and professional experience these individuals bring together will strengthen our capacity to deliver for CIPD members and the wider HR profession. As the CIPD continues to set and promote the highest standards for a global HR profession, the breadth of domestic and global experience of these new appointments is particularly relevant and welcome."

Royles added: "The vision, progress and evolution at the CIPD over the last few years has been truly impressive. The next few years promise challenges, for sure, but also tremendous opportunities. I look forward to supporting the rest of the team at the CIPD in rising to the challenges and seizing the opportunities".

Royles' current term as chair of the CIPD board runs until May 2012. The CIPD's Council is responsible for the election of the Chair of the Board. At today's meeting, the Council re-elected him, unanimously and unopposed. His new three-year term will commence at the May 2012 Board meeting.