After 80 years operating in Ireland, the CIPD formed a new legal subsidiary in Ireland. This came into effect on 1 July 2021, with a new limited company for Ireland called CIPD Ireland CLG. This legal structure is a wholly owned subsidiary of the CIPD.

The CIPD Ireland team transferred over to the new company, and their excellent delivery of CIPD services will continue to members, the people profession. It puts the structure of the CIPD in Ireland level with the CIPD’s other international offices in Dubai and Singapore. CIPD Ireland will continue its charitable status as we have reapplied to the Charities Regulator to maintain this.

This is a significant development for the CIPD in Ireland, generating its own Board of Directors and governance structure and improved reporting of CIPD Ireland activity. It also gives the CIPD the ability to operate as a full member of the EU.

There are a number of significant ways in which we are not changing and will continue to provide our ongoing excellent service delivery to the profession:

  • The commitment to support the profession to increase its impact and champion better work and working lives.

  • Our communications, cipd.ie website, policy work and activities will continue to keep members up to date and well informed.

  • The ways in which the National and Regional Committees operate.

  • Membership and qualification standards continue to be fully serviced by CIPD experts in the UK.

Alison Hodgson, Chartered FCIPD, Chair

Alison is an international HR Director with specific expertise in aligning HR strategies to business goals, transformation change journeys and delivering quantifiable commercial value. Alison has enjoyed a progressive career across technology, retail, hospitality, banking, telecoms and professional services. She is currently VP people in Virgin Media Ireland sitting on the country leadership team She is a fellow of CIPD, is on the National Committee, and is Chair of the new CIPD Ireland Ltd company.


Joyce Rigby Jones, Chartered FCIPD

Currently the Managing Director of Voltedge Management, a leading Irish HR and Management Consultancy, Joyce has extensive experience in Human Resources management, strategy and organisational development. She is currently the Honorary Chair of the National Committee of CIPD Ireland as well as being a non-executive director of CIPD Ireland Ltd. Joyce set up Voltedge following many years in senior HR positions in multinational corporates and European start-ups and is passionate about the alignment of HR with business strategy, addressing complex business issues, and providing HR advice to leaders.


Angela Attah

Angela Attah, Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute

Angela is the CIPD's Director of Legal and Governance and joined in September 2019. As part of her role, she is Company Secretary for the CIPD and its subsidiaries. This includes supporting the CIPD Board in ensuring proper oversight of the organisation’s activities and compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations. In addition to corporate governance, her teams are responsible for legal and contracting; risk management; procurement; and the Code of Professional Conduct and work in support of ethics for CIPD members.

Angela is legally qualified and a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute.  She has over 20 years’ company secretarial/senior governance experience across several sectors and organisations, including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and, more recently, the Financial Conduct Authority. Angela also holds several voluntary governance roles.

Our team

CIPD Ireland is based in Dublin and supported by a National Committee and six Regional Committees

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Our purpose and vision

Championing better work and working lives - because we believe work can and should be a force for good that benefits everyone

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Who we are

We're a registered charity with a highly respected Royal Charter: we exist to make sure work benefits everyone

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