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Dr Gill Rider CB, Ph.D (Southampton), FCIPD

Chair of Council

Council Chair
Gill Rider

Gill has had a varied career working in both the private and public sectors. For the majority of her 35 year career, Gill has held operational and executive management responsibilities. She has worked in all continents and many industry sectors. She is an expert in large scale organisations; their productivity, performance and people management. She is now enjoying a portfolio career in a variety of sectors and the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Gill worked for Accenture and was a member of the global executive committee from 1999 to 2006, seeing the company through its rebranding, IPO and subsequent globalisation and restructuring. She then spent 5 years as Director General in the Cabinet Office as Head of the Civil Service Capability Group. She is president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, chair of the University of Southampton Council, and non executive director of Intertek plc and Charles Taylor plc. She chairs their Remuneration committees. She is also a non executive of Pennon Group plc and where she chairs the Sustainability Committee.

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