David Blackburn is a multi-award-winning HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in leading all aspects of Human Resources and is currently the Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).  Prior to his current role he worked across both the private and not-for-profit sectors.  David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the London Business School; a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development; the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Member of the Guild of HR Professionals.

David Blackburn is the FT Adviser Diversity Champion of the Year and recognised in the OUTstanding list 2019 as one of the most influential LGBT+ leaders in the UK public sector.  David’s work at FSCS has been recognised in multiple National Awards including the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards; Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards; National Diversity Awards; CIPD People Management Awards; Personnel Today Awards; Investors in People Awards; HR Distinction Awards; Financial Innovation Awards and HR Excellence Awards.

David is a regular conference speaker and has addressed delegates at the People Development Summit in Lisbon; the Employee Engagement Summit; the National Housing Federation HR conference; the Chartered Management Institute and the Association of Business Psychology.

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