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Peter Cheese



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Peter is the Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is recognised as a consultant, speaker and writer in the field of human capital and organisation, and has worked with many organisations, practitioners and thought leaders in this field. He is also Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and of the Engage for Success movement, and sits on a number of Advisory Boards and Forums. He co-chairs with BEIS the Flexible Working Taskforce focused on promoting and understanding flexible working in organisations and workplaces. From 2010 to 2012 he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and remained as a member of the Board until July 2013. Prior to that, Peter was Global Managing Director of Accenture's Talent and Organisation Performance consulting practice. He has extensive international experience gained from many years of working with leading businesses around the world on human capital and organisational strategy, talent management and HR transformation, and the management of change. In 2021 his book 'The New World of Work' was published by Kogan Page, and he was the lead author for 'The Talent-Powered Organisation', published in October 2007 by Kogan Page. He has written many articles in publications worldwide and is frequently cited. He also makes regular Radio and TV appearances commenting on trends in the world of work. He was voted as the UKs most influential thinker in HR for 2013 by HR Magazine, and 2008 he was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the top 25 consultants worldwide. He holds 3 honorary doctorates and is a Fellow or Companion of 7 professional bodies. Specialties: HR, talent management, human capital strategy, change management, leadership development, business strategy, and technology

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