CIPD director general to stand down

Geoff Armstrong is to†stand down as director general of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in June 2008.

When he retires, at the end of the CIPD’s 2007-08 financial year,†Armstrong will have held the post for 16 years.

“We have a strong management team in place, and an effective board and governance structure. I will continue to work alongside them to achieve our strategic objectives and to hand over to my successor,” he said.

Vicky Wright, president of the CIPD, who will lead the search for Armstrong’s successor along with the institute’s remuneration board, said: “He’s attracted more members, and he established the Institute on the sound financial footing that enabled it to focus so effectively on strategic priorities, research and supporting and adding value for the membership.”