IES welcomes new Director of HR Consultancy and Research

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11 Apr 2019

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Griffin as Director of HR Consultancy and Research.

Griffin, currently Executive Director of HR and OD at the South East Coast Ambulance Service, is a leading expert in strategic HR, organisational development and business strategy. He brings extensive experience in a range of HR Director, senior management and consultancy roles spanning the private, public and charitable sectors. 

Commenting on the appointment, Institute Director Tony Wilson said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Ed to the team. His well-earned reputation as a thought-and-practice leader, combined with a pragmatic, improvement-focussed approach, means he will be an invaluable asset to IES and to the organisations that we work with.  I was particularly impressed with Ed’s vision for the team and for improving HR policy and practice – and I’m looking forward to working with him to achieve this.”

Ed Griffin said:

“With the world of work undergoing considerable, disruptive change there has never been a more exciting time to lead IES’ HR consultancy and research practice. The Institute has built a strong reputation for HR research and consultancy. I’m excited to be working with so many talented HR and policy specialists and to lead the team through its next stage of growth and development.” 

Ed Griffin will take up the post of Director of HR Consultancy and Research on April 30th, joining the senior leadership team and working alongside 40 multidisciplinary staff based in Brighton and London.


About IES

The Institute for Employment Studies is a leading independent, not-for-profit centre for research and evidence-based consultancy on employment, the labour market and HR policy and practice.

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Further information

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