Peter Cheese is the Chief Executive of the CIPD, the professional body for more than 140,000 HR and people development professionals around the world. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster, a member of the board of BPP University, and sits on the advisory board for the Open University Business School. He was previously Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management; and, until 2009, had a long career at Accenture culminating in a seven-year spell as Global Managing Director, during which he led the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.
David D’Souza is the CIPD’s Head of London and a respected speaker and writer on progressive HR and business practice. David’s expertise includes organisational development, learning and development, talent and performance management, ethics, employee engagement, and the future of work. Prior to joining the CIPD, David worked as an independent organisational development consultant, having held previous roles as Head of People Development at Metrobank and various HR positions for an international financial services firm.