Lord Ian Blair to host the IES Honorary Fellowship launch

Press Releases

24 Nov 2015

Lord Ian Blair, former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, will give a talk entitled ‘Leadership and Trust: The significance of values’ at the launch of the Institute for Employment Studies' Honorary Fellowship, on Wednesday, 25 November. Seventy-two individuals at the forefront of employment issues, including organisational, trade union and HR leaders, thinkers, policy-makers and commentators, have accepted the title of IES Honorary Fellow, a new initiative designed to encourage greater collaboration, and act as a platform for wider debate. The launch event will be held at the London head office of international law firm Eversheds.

The list of Fellows includes those who have made a personal contribution to sustainable improvements in employment policy and HR management, some through thought leadership, and others through being leading-edge workplace practitioners or experts.

IES Honorary Fellows have been invited to support the IES mission to bring about sustainable improvement in employment policy and human resource management. The Institute achieves its mission through increasing the understanding and improving the practice of decision makers.  Fellows will also help to shape the agenda by offering views or advice on research topics and work with employers.

Fellows will also join IES employees and associates as IES ambassadors to the wider world. They will contribute to or occasionally host IES events and conferences, and participate in IES work in a range of different ways.


About the Institute

The Institute for Employment Studies is a leading independent UK centre for research and evidence-based consultancy in employment, labour market and human resource policy and practice. The Institute is a not-for-profit and a registered charity, and has funded its work for nearly 50 years through research and consultancy commissions, and from its corporate membership programme.

Contact details

Journalists are invited to attend the launch; please contact us beforehand to make arrangements.

To find out more about the IES Honorary Fellows programme, or if you would like to attend the event, contact Emma Knight:

01273 763 400


IES Honorary Fellows List

Katie Bailey, University of Sussex

John Ballard, The At Work Partnership Limited

Brendan Barber, ACAS

Stephen Bevan, The Work Foundation

Carol Black, University of Cambridge

Ian Blair QPM, House of Lords

Peter Blausten, Morgan Advanced Materials

Kevin Bolger, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Rob Briner, University of Bath

Jim Buchan, Queen Margaret University College

David Buchanan, Cranfield University

Tony Butterworth CBE, University of Lincoln

Claire Callender, University of London

Mike Campbell OBE

Jo Casebourne, Institute for Government

Peter Cheese, Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Claire Churchard, Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Nita Clarke, Involvement and Participation Association (IPA)

Mike Cooke, London Borough of Camden

Marc Cowling, University of Brighton

Peter Crush

Chris Curry, Pensions Policy Institute

Andy Dickerson, University of Sheffield

Nicholas Edwards, Eversheds LLP

Werner Eichhorst, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor

Stuart Etherington, National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Fiona Evans, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Mike Everett, Study Group UK Ltd

Helen Fairfoul, Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)

Alison Fuller, University College London

Mark Gabbay, Department of Health Services Research

Lesley Giles, UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)

John Greatrex, Unipart Group

Stephen Haddrill, Financial Reporting Council

Malcolm Higgs, University of Southampton

Wendy Hirsh

Linda Holbeche, The Holbeche Partnership

Paul Johnson, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Gareth Jones, Creative Management Associates

Ewart Keep, University of Oxford

Lena Levy

David MacLeod OBE, Engage for Success

Mary Marsh

Stephen McNair

Sarah Messenger, Local Government Association (LGA)

Stephen Moir, NHS England

Stephen Morris, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Fiona Neathey, ACAS

Frances O'Grady, TUC

Jacqueline O'Reilly, University of Brighton Business School

Emma Parry, Cranfield School of Management

Nic Paton, Cormorant Media

Toby Peyton-Jones, Siemens plc

John Philpott

Norman Pickavance, Grant Thornton UK LLP

Chris Pole, University of Brighton

John Purcell, University of Bath

Gillian Quinton, Buckinghamshire County Council

Peter Reilly

Dean Royles, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Katerina Rudiger, Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Roy Sainsbury, University of York, Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Valerie Scoular, Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd

Peter Smith, Hay Group

Paul Sparrow, Lancaster University

Madeleine Sumption, University of Oxford

Sarah Veale CBE

Imelda Walsh

Kevin White

Tom Wilson, Trades Union Congress

Wilson Wong, Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD)

David Yeandle