Psychologist to head CIPD

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE takes the reins.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development have announced Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE as their new President. The Board of the CIPD, the professional body for human resources and people development, nominated Sir Cary, an Honorary Fellow of the BPS, for the role to support its mission to champion better work and working lives by promoting the importance of good people management and development.

Professor Cooper, who will hold the presidency for an initial tenure of three years, commented: ‘The fast changing nature of work means there’s never been a more crucial time for organisations to put wellbeing at the heart of their culture. The CIPD has long championed how employee wellbeing is key to building high-performing, productive workplaces, and I’m delighted to be given the chance to work with the CIPD and its members to move this important agenda forward. Understanding the future of work and the workplace and the role of the HR and L&D professions is key to the strategic agenda for the CIPD, and I look forward to engaging in this wider debate with the CIPD and the communities it supports and engages with.’

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Really pleased to see this news. I am hoping it creates openings for more positive psychology links with business. A great choice to replace Gill Rider.