Having worked as part of Jackie Orme’s broader human resources team (‘Surprise appointment to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) job’, Personnel Today, 16 October), I can tell the doubters that she’ll be a very strong leader both within our profession and externally. She ran a very tight ship in PepsiCo and thoroughly deserves the opportunity.
With regard to the ‘unknown’ comment, I would say that there are those that talk about it, and there are those that don’t.
Jackie is definitely a leader who makes stuff happen. I am looking forward to the CIPD getting ship shape under her leadership.
Director of organisation development, HR,