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Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge and Rupert McNeil enter HR Hall of Fame

Academic OD practitioner and founder of Quality and Equality Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, and Rupert McNeil, chief people officer of the UK Civil Service, have joined HR magazine's Hall of Fame.

Cheung-Judge and McNeil have both consistently ranked on HR Most Influential lists for several years: Cheung-Judge on the thinkers list for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and McNeil in practitioners for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

With this accolade, HR magazine recognises their continuous contribution to advancing the profession and sharing best practice with the wider business community which, given the challenges of the pandemic, has proved an even more exceptional feat over the past two years.

HRMI 2021: Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, founder, Quality & Equality

HRMI 2021: Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer, Civil Service

McNeil has been CPO of the UK Civil Service since 2016. Prior to this role, he was UK HRD at Aviva, then group HRD at Lloyds Banking Group. 

In 2019 he topped the HRMI Practitioners list and was deemed the 'epitome' of influential when it comes to meeting HRMI criteria.

In just one of the many ways McNeil demonstrated his willingness and value in developing the HR profession and helping others, this year he was a guest speaker in one our HR Lunchtime Debates advising on how leaders could develop their roadmap for the rocky return to work.

In 2019, Cheung-Judge ranked second on the HRMI Thinkers list.

Former editor of the OD Practitioner Journal, Cheung-Judge is a senior visiting fellow at the Singapore Civil Service College and Roffey Park Institute.

She is UK OD certificate programmer Dean at the NTL Institute, and founded her management consultancy company Quality and Equality in 1987.

It is an honour to include them both in HR magazine's HR Hall of Fame.

Check out the top ten rankings for 2021's Practitioners and Thinkers here.