Investors in People appoints Nationwide chief as chairman

Investors in People UK has announced the appointment of Philip Williamson as chairman.

Williamson, who is chief executive of Nationwide Building Society, replaces Tim Melville Ross, who has held the post since 1999.

Ruth Spellman, chief executive of Investors in People UK, said: “Philip Williamson brings a wealth of experience and skills and will be an outstanding leader and ambassador for Investors in People.”

Williamson, who takes over on 1 June, said: “I have a strong commitment to the Investors in People standard, as witnessed by the fact that Nationwide has held the standard since 1993 and is an Investors in People champion.

“I am passionate about the need for continual development of the UK’s workforce and look forward to promoting the Investors in People standard and profile tool across all types and sizes of organisations across the UK.”

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