Get in touch

If you need a photo or interview with any of our spokespeople, call our press team on +44 020 8612 6400 or email To help us match you with the most relevant person, please let us know the publication and audience you’re writing for, the angle of your article/research and any deadlines you’re working towards. Our press team is based in the UK and our core hours are 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. For urgent requests outside of these hours, please contact Helen Ablett, PR Manager, on +44 (0)7973 167141.

At the CIPD, we’re experts on the world of work. Our spokespeople can speak on a range of issues from the labour market, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), immigration, the gig economy, skills, pay, pensions, employment law, corporate governance, leadership and much more. 

Our research brings together academics and practitioners to support the profession with credible and relevant evidence on people management and development and push the boundaries of knowledge on people, work and change.

Our head office is in the UK and that’s where the majority of our spokespeople are based. But we also have teams all around the world with specialist knowledge of the issues affecting the world of work in their local areas.

Our subject matter experts

Our team of research and public policy advisers are well versed in a wide range of issues affecting the world of work.

People professionals, line managers and employers around the world rely on us for insights and guidance on everything from learning and development to wellbeing and new ways of working. Our experts also provide analysis and comment to media and policymakers across the UK and Ireland on a range of issues relating to work and working lives. The team ensures that all our resources and recommendations are grounded in evidence, and draw upon insights from employment law, workplace practice and research. 

Our senior leadership team


Peter Cheese, Chartered FCIPD

Alongside his role as CIPD Chief Executive, Peter sits on many forums linked to wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, routes in to work and skills, flexible working, and corporate governance. He is Chair of Engage for Success and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and sits on the Board of the College of Policing.

Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.

Before joining the CIPD in 2012, Peter was Chair of the Institute of Leadership and Management, an Executive Fellow at London Business School, and held a number of board-level roles. He had a long career in consulting at Accenture working with organisations around the world and, in his last seven years there, was Global Managing Director for the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.

He is a Fellow of the CIPD, AHRI (the Australian HR Institute), the Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute and the British Academy of Management. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University, and is a Visiting Professor at Aston University and Unitar University, Malaysia.

People and Transformation Director

Amanda Arrowsmith

Amanda is responsible for organisational development and transformation, as well as leading our people function. She is also currently providing interim leadership for our Customer Experience and Marcomms division. She joined the CIPD in October 2022 having been a member for many years and working in HR for over 25 years.

Amanda has been a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD since 2012 and has previously volunteered with us as a Branch Committee Member and supported our events as a blogger, speaker and panel member. Before joining us, Amanda had a long career as an HR professional, working in the public, private and third sectors. Amanda also holds a number of volunteer roles, including being an independent committee member on the People, Culture and Inclusion panel at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Director of Profession

David D'Souza

David is responsible for growing our membership and ensuring a strong connection with the profession, enabling us to understand how to continually improve our support for our members. Before joining the CIPD, David worked as an independent consultant, having held previous roles across a range of financial services and retail organisations.

Described as one of the UK’s most influential HR and workplace commentators, David is a respected and in-demand speaker and writer on progressive HR and business practice. He has expertise in a wide range of areas, including organisational development and culture, learning and development, corporate ethics, employee engagement and the future of work. 

David is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, the Australian HR Institute, the Centre for Evidence-Based Management and a Fellow and Trustee Board Member of the Royal Society of Arts.

More resources for journalists

CIPD media centre

We provide expert commentary on labour market, employment, HR and the world of work.

Press releases

Read news, comment and reactions on the world of work, from the CIPD’s experts