CBI appoints director of public services

The CBI has appointed Neil Bentley as its director of public services.

Bentley will head the employers’ organisation’s public services team, which represents business in the public service reform debate.

He was previously head of employment policy at the CBI and was responsible for trade union relations, education, employee involvement and working time.

CBI director-general Digby Jones said: “We have worked hard to establish business as a leading voice in the public service reform debate and maintaining that position is a top priority. This is undoubtedly a challenging proposition and I am confident that he will do it very well.”

Bentley said: “Business has a vital part to play in the reform and renewal of our public services and I am looking forward to making sure the voice of business continues to be heard loud and clear in this debate.”

Before joining the CBI, Bentley was European employee relations consultant at EDS, the global IT services company. Before this he was a researcher on European employment law and industrial relations at the Industrial Relations Service.

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