CIPD Appoints New Board Members

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The CIPD’s board of trustees has two new members, who were formally elected at a council meeting on 21 April. They are Shakil Butt, HR and OD director at charity Islamic Relief Worldwide, and Helen Pitcher OBE, chair of board effectiveness consultancy Advanced Board Excellence. Both are chartered fellows of the institute.

The board is responsible for the CIPD’s overall strategy and governance. Non-executive board members complement the executive team in areas such as strategic priorities, governance, stakeholder engagement and performance oversight.


Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman

Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman