16 January 2008
CIPS has appointed Simon Sperryn as its new CEO.
Sperryn has 25 years' experience as a CEO for a variety of business organisations, and has close links with both the public and private sectors.
He worked as the CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 10 years and was also a director of the British Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Before that he was in charge at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the biggest business association in the North of England. Between 2001 and 2007 he set up an association for all businesses that underwrite risks in the Lloyd's of London insurance market.
As a keen supporter of vocational education, he has served on a wide range of governing bodies, including schools, colleges, training councils, industry partnerships and a business school. He is also currently the deputy chairman of UNIAID, a charity that helps students overcome hurdles to higher education.
Sperryn began his role at CIPS this Monday and will initially work with current CEO Ken James to ensure continuity over the coming months before James retires.