Martin Kirke CIPD
Martin is a leading expert in organisation and people change including culture change, organisation development, industrial relations and the effectiveness of Human Resources. He has a wide and varied range of successful international HR, Business and Change experience in both private and public sectors, particularly with organisations going through major transformational change.
Previously, Martin held HR Director and Change Director roles at Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco Transport, BP, and the Post Office. At BP, he was HR Global Operations Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. He also spent five years outside HR, as a business director with full Profit and Loss responsibility and a successful record of growth. He has worked as a consultant on change programmes including the Cabinet Office and No10 as well as the 2012 Olympics whilst at TfL.
Martin is Vice-Chair at an NHS Trust where he is also Chair of their People, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. He is a Progression Mentor with the Prince’s Trust and an International Coaching Federation qualified executive coach. He is also a Professional Mentor for the Guild of HR Professionals.
Martin is a non-executive director and Board member of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education and for the Institute for Conservation. He is a member of the ACAS Central Arbitration Committee and an independent arbitrator with ACAS.
He is a conference speaker and writer on many aspects of work, careers, and change. Martin is a Fellow of the RSA and CIPD and has a first degree in Behavioural Science and a master’s degree in HR Management from Cardiff University.