Having delivered for our members and our wider community since 1943, the CIPD in Ireland is now established as a charity with its own board of directors to oversee our commitments, activities, risks and finances. Our board in Ireland works directly with the CIPD’s leadership and expert teams to uphold membership and qualification standards, and to provide training, resources and support.
Meet our board in Ireland
Alison Hodgson, Chartered FCIPD
Alison is an international HR Director with specific expertise in aligning HR strategies to business goals, transformation change journeys and delivering quantifiable commercial value. Alison has enjoyed a progressive career across technology, retail, hospitality, banking, telecoms and professional services.
She is currently Vice-President, People at Virgin Media Ireland sitting on the country leadership team.
Joyce Rigby Jones, Chartered FCIPD
Currently Managing Director (Joint) of Voltedge Management, a leading Irish HR and Management Consultancy, Joyce has extensive experience in Human Resources management, strategy and organisational development. She is Honorary Vice-Chair of the National Committee of CIPD Ireland after completing two years as Chair, as well as being a non-executive Director of CIPD Ireland Ltd.
Joyce set up Voltedge following many years in senior HR positions in multinational corporates and European start-ups. She is passionate about the alignment of HR with business strategy, addressing complex business issues, and providing HR advice to leaders.
Angela Attah, Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute
Angela is the CIPD's Director of Legal and Governance and joined in September 2019. As part of her role, she is Company Secretary for the CIPD and its subsidiaries. This includes supporting the CIPD Board in ensuring proper oversight of the organisation’s activities and compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations. In addition to corporate governance, her teams are responsible for legal and contracting; risk management; procurement; and the Code of Professional Conduct and work in support of ethics for CIPD members.
Angela is legally qualified and a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute. She has over 20 years’ company secretarial/senior governance experience across several sectors and organisations, including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and, more recently, the Financial Conduct Authority. Angela also holds several voluntary governance roles.
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