London UK 2024


Dates and Venue


17-18 April 2024 | ExCeL London


17 - 18 April 2024 | ExCeL London

David Blackburn

David Blackburn

David Blackburn

David Blackburn is one of the most awarded HR professionals working in the UK today and recognised as the 3rd Most Influential HR Practitioner in the HR Magazine Most Influential List 2022. He is listed as one the top 100 HR Directors in the World in the HRD Global 100 2021 and 2022 and is both a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). With 25 years’ experience in leading all aspects of Human Resources, David is currently the Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), recognised as the 12th Most Inclusive Employer in the UK and a Working Families Top 30 Employer. Prior to his current role he worked across both the private and not-for-profit sectors. David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the London Business School; a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Member of the Guild of HR Professionals. A recognised thought leader within his profession he regularly contributes to articles, podcasts, roundtables and speaks at events across the UK and beyond. David Blackburn has been the Investors in People (IiP) Leader of the Year; MEMCOM Excellence Awards HR Leader of the Year, Personnel Today Awards HR Director of the Year, HR Brilliance Awards HR Professional of the Year and HR Excellence HR Team of the Year twice. He is also the inaugural Financial Times FT Adviser Diversity Champion of the Year. David’s work has been recognised in multiple National Awards including Brilliance in Internal Communication; Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business; CIPD People Management; Employee Benefits; Engage Awards; Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance; Financial Innovation; Housing Heroes; HR Brilliance, HR Distinction; HR Excellence; Investors in People; Personnel Today; and the UK Customer Experience Awards.

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