CIPD elects two new vice presidents

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has elected two vice presidents.

Janet Cooper (pictured), partner and director of professional services firm Tapestry, has been elected vice president, performance and reward, and Deborah Baker, director of people at Sky, has been elected vice president of organisation, resourcing and talent planning.

The voluntary roles, which were announced at the CIPD’s annual general meeting, are for two years.

Cooper has been a member of the CIPD reward panel for the past two years, and has already lent her support to the development of the CIPD’s research and public policy agenda. She is an acknowledged expert on employee share plans and executive pay, and has advised governments on this issue.

Baker has been instrumental in transforming Sky’s approach to its talent across the breadth and depth of the organisation. She has also worked closely with the chief executive to embed a culture of individual responsibility for development right through the company.

Gill Rider, CIPD president, said: “The CIPD’s vice presidents volunteer their professional knowledge, experience and leadership to support the CIPD’s research and policy agenda. 

“Their contribution is invaluable, strengthening our content and strategic direction to ensure we can serve the future needs of the profession. They also play an important ambassadorial role, bringing their own perspectives and those of their senior peers into all that we do, and helping us to engage the profession as we conduct our work and share its outcomes in a way that supports thought leadership and practice.”

The CIPD also confirmed the reappointment of Rider as president and the reappointment of Stephen Frost as vice president of diversity and inclusion.