Ed Griffin


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Director of HR Consultancy & Research


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Ed joined IES as Director of HR Consulting & Research in April 2019. His main interests include HR effectiveness, inclusion, well-being, organisation design and development, and leadership development.

Ed is a highly experienced HR leader and Organisation Development professional whose practice is built on strong theoretical underpinnings. He has a passion for developing high performing HR teams that deliver real value to an organisation. His experience of working in HR, OD and Finance roles gives him a unique perspective that combines organisational performance with human factors. He is able to thrive in complex, challenging environments with demanding stakeholders. He has significant experience and success in transforming HR functions both in the UK and internationally. As an employee and consultant, Ed has significant experience across a range of sectors that include NHS, not for profit, public sector, Higher Education, scientific research, Financial Services and gas & power.

Ed has led research into improving work in HR and OD, including HR business partnering and building commercial skills in HR professionals.


1998 University of Salford MSc Management Development
1988 University of Keele BA Hons Psychology & English


2018-2019 Executive Director of HR & OD, South East Coast Ambulance Trust
2015-2018 Interim Global HR Director/HR Director – Global Network, British Council
2011-2014 Group HR Director, CSM Sport & Entertainment
2004-2013 OD & HR Consultant, d3 partners

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