CIPD appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has appointed Jackie Orme as its new chief executive.

Orme, who will succeed Geoff Armstrong when he retires in June 2008,will join the CIPD next April from her current role at PepsiCo International where she is chief personnel officer and vice-president, HR. Orme is also a member of the UK executive board of PepsiCo International, and sits on the global PepsiCo International HR council. She is also on the Board of Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

In Orme’s 20-year career, she has gained extensive experience in HR, and has led a number of business transformation and integration projects across PepsiCo International.

Vicky Wright, CIPD president, said: “Jackie has exceptional experience of the modern world our members are operating in. As a leading practitioner and innovator, she is ideally placed to lead the profession into the future. She has also got the business experience needed to drive continued high performance and growth at the CIPD.”