Fiona Ryland

Chief People Officer, UK Government

Fiona Ryland has been the Government Chief People Officer since September 2022. Fiona joined the Civil Service from University College London (UCL) where she was Vice-President of Operations. Before that, Fiona led the HR, Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Business Excellence teams for Compass Group UK and Ireland. She also has extensive experience of HR management and operations at retailers including Comet, Dixons and Asda - in particular, establishing new apprenticeship and graduate programmes to benefit young people and colleagues at early stages of their career. Fiona graduated in Chemical Engineering from Bath University and also has a BSc in Psychology from the Open University. Outside of work, Fiona is married and lives in the Chilterns. She is an avid Leyton Orient supporter.