The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) elected two new Vice Presidents at its Annual General Meeting in London.

Janet Cooper, FCIPD, part of the professional services firm Tapestry, has been elected as Vice-President, Performance & Reward. Deborah Baker, FCIPD, Director of People at Sky, was elected as Vice-President, Organisation, Resourcing & Talent Planning. Both take up their voluntary roles for a period of two years.

Gill Rider, CIPD President, said: “The CIPD’s Vice-Presidents volunteer their professional knowledge, experience and leadership to support the Institute’s research and policy agenda.

“Their contribution is invaluable, strengthening our content and strategic direction to ensure we can serve the future needs of the profession.

“They also play an important ambassadorial role, bringing their own perspectives and those of their senior peers into all that we do, and helping us to engage the profession as we conduct our work and share its outcomes in a way that supports thought leadership and practice.

“Both Janet and Deborah bring a wealth of experience which will help us live up to the CIPD’s renewed purpose, articulated by Peter Cheese at the Annual Conference last month – to champion better work and working lives.”

The AGM also confirmed the reappointment of Gill Rider, CIPD President, and Stephen Frost, Vice-President, Diversity & Inclusion, for extended terms.

The team of Vice-Presidents is completed by the following, whose current terms continue:

  • Nita Clarke, FCIPD, Vice-President Employee Relations
  • Hugh Mitchell, FCIPD, Vice-President, International
  • Bill Parsons, FCIPD, Vice-President, Learning, Training and Talent Development
  • Anna Kyprianou, FCIPD, Vice-President Membership and Professional Development