Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD.
Tony has over 25 years’ experience at HR director level, primarily in the NHS. This included roles at The Health Protection Agency, The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust and The Royal Surrey Hospitals NHS Trust, where he also led on facilities and communications. Tony was HR Director at Public Health England and its Chief Adviser for Diversity and Inclusion and Staff Wellbeing prior to taking up his latest role in October 2018.
Tony will be working with CIPD colleagues on a range of national initiatives across diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing and employee engagement.
Tony set up a compassionate management social movement in late 2016. Over 250 senior leaders across the public, private and charitable sectors, plus professional and academic organisations, trade unions and expert consultants, signed up to help make compassionate workplaces, where people can bring all of themselves, every day, to an environment which is fair, inclusive, safe and supportive, the default position across society.
Tony is also a member of Professor Sir Cary Cooper’s National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work and a Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health.