Peter Cheese

Non-executive Director

Peter joined the Board of BPP University in February 2015. He is the chief executive of CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Since he joined the CIPD in July 2012 he has been leading a program of significant change, and he writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, and the broader issues of leadership, culture, people and skills.

Prior to joining the CIPD, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management, sat on the Council of City & Guilds, and a European Board Member of Junior Achiever-Young Enterprise. He is currently also a member of the Advisory Board for the Open University Business School, and holds an honorary doctorate from Kingston University, is a Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of AHRI, the Australian HR Institute, a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He was voted the most influential thinker in HR in the UK by HRM Magazine in 2013.

Up until 2009, Peter had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting and services practice.