Welcome to our branch

Welcome to the South East Wales CIPD Branch page. I’m Kate Ablett, a senior HR professional, and I’ve had the pleasure of leading the branch since May 2021 with the support of our brilliant branch committee, made up of vice chair, branch treasurer, branch secretary and committee members who work together to ensure the branch programme meets the needs and interests of the members.

Before that, I became involved with the branch in 2013 and I would really encourage you to join us. There are a number of ways you can engage with the branch, attending events virtually or face to face, interacting with us on our social media platforms or being part of one of the many professional network groups.

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch and hope you find it both enjoyable and valuable.

Kate Ablett, Assoc CIPD

Branch Chair

Come along to
our events

Our members rate their access to a local branch in their top three membership benefits. Come along to our branch events to discover other CIPD benefits. Explore the issues and trends impacting our profession. Network, learn and share ideas with people professionals in our area. 

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Get involved

Our programme of events run from September to May, with face-to-face events taking place in Cardiff. We also include virtual events to ensure members from across our area, and beyond, can engage with us.

The aim of our programme is to support our members with their professional development and ensure there are networking and peer support opportunities.

If you have any ideas or suggestions regarding subjects you would like to see covered, please let us know.

We are always looking for passionate individuals to join our committee each May when we hold our annual meeting. Joining the committee is a great way to expand your network and learn and share skills. If you are interested learning more about the opportunities on offer, then please have a chat with a committee member at our next event or contact us by email.

Networking and learning

With workshops, round tables, panel discussions and expert speakers, our thought-provoking events cover everything our community needs. Network, learn and stay up to date. 


Keen to get involved, give back or raise your profile? Whatever your skills and interests, learn more about branch volunteering. 

Support for student members

Just starting out on your career? Want to meet experienced people professionals and keep up to date with all the topics you cover in your studies? We’re here for you as you study for your CIPD qualification.  

Want to get involved? Got an idea for an event? We want to hear from you!

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Three branches across Wales serve over 6,000 members. Together we deliver local branch events, professional networks, learning opportunities and special interest groups.

We collaborate with our branch volunteers to support our members and work with people professionals, employers, partners and government agencies across our area.
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