John McGurk, Head of Policy and Insights UK Nations and Regions, CIPD.
After a varied career in railways, academia then heading up research and policy for the UK Airline Pilots Association John joined CIPD in 2007. John headed up L&D research and advised on skills, coaching, innovation, business savvy and other key projects. Appointed Head of CIPD Scotland in October 2013, he was CIPD first head in UK nations and regions and worked to establish CIPD as a presence in Scotland and later Northern Ireland. He is now Head of Policy and Insights for UK Nations and Regions, and supports devolved countries and the North of England on labour market and policy issues working alongside our Regional Heads to bring CIPD’s policy, insight and professional offer to our members and stakeholders.