Our Board of Trustees governs the CIPD in accordance with its Charter and charity law. Three members of the Board are appointed by our Chartered Members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM): the President, Treasurer and Vice-President Membership and Professional Development.

At our AGM, on 13 December 2022, Caroline Stockmann was elected as Treasurer of the CIPD for an initial three-year term.

Caroline Stockmann FCA, DChA, Hon FCT

Caroline has been Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since February 2017, having held the position of Chief Financial Officer at both the British Council and Save the Children International. She has 30 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic roles at several commercial organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands and UK). Much of her working life has been spent overseas and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. She has filled numerous roles on boards and is currently a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the International Group of Treasury Associations, and President of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (US).

Caroline recently developed practical leadership courses for Durham University and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and has run seminars around the world on leadership and strategic influencing, often with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She also produces regular podcasts on developing your full potential as a leader. Caroline is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music.

"The CIPD is a fantastic organisation, and I am delighted to be put forward as its Treasurer. There can be nothing more important than improving people’s lives, and given we spend such a lot of time in the workplace, then making that a better and more human experience for all is a truly admirable purpose and vision. I hope to be able to contribute to that by being an active and engaged member of the board, as well as fulfilling my responsibilities as Treasurer. I am looking forward to offering my support to the team in that governance role and contributing as well as I can to work through the inevitable challenges the current, disrupted environment presents to organisations."

Caroline Stockmann FCA, DChA, Hon FCT