Investors in People announce new Chair

Published 21st May 2018 by Marketing Department

Investors in People Community Interest Company (IIP) are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Deninson, Group HR and Communications Director at Amey Plc, as their new Chair of the Board.

Ian Deninson has significant experience as a senior HR leader across a diverse range of sectors and has utilised the IIP framework at Dulux, Carlsberg and Amey. He has invaluable insight into the challenges facing organisations wanting to bring the best out of their people.

Outgoing Chair Valerie Todd CBE said: “In my eight- year tenure as Chair we saw an incredible period of change and evolution for the organisation, which strengthened IIP’s mission of creating more good workplaces.  I welcome Ian’s appointment as my successor and wish him and the rest of the team every success for the future.”

IIP CEO Paul Devoy said: “I would like to thank Valerie for the fantastic leadership and support she provided in transforming Investors in People into a self- financing social enterprise.

I am absolutely delighted that Ian will be joining our board as Chair. He is a strong advocate of IIP and shares our belief that that investing in people is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart way to achieve sustainable success. Ian’s significant expertise and credibility in the HR field and his distinguished track record of business transformation will be major assets to the organisation.”

Ian Deninson said: “I am honoured to be joining IIP at such a pivotal moment in its evolution. This is a great organisation with a compelling purpose and ambition. As well as providing a framework and a standard, I am looking forward to working with the team to create an active community of likeminded organisations that want to share their insights and successes in developing and engaging their people. At a time when we are all conscious of the UK’s productivity and skills shortfall, as well as our lagging economic growth, this is work that needs to take place and what IIP contributes to this agenda has never been more relevant.”



Notes to Editors 

This latest announcement for IIP comes at the tail-end of an incredibly transformative eighteen months for the organisation which began in February 2017 when it evolved from a government entity into a Community Interest Company. This legitimised IIP’s ambition to prioritise its social mission; to ensure that happy and satisfied employees are the bedrock of business success.

About Investors in People

Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

Investors in People works with thousands of top businesses across the country, from Allianz Insurance, McDonald’s restaurants, to Brompton Bikes. With a community of thousands of organisations across 58 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.

Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.

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