Martin Tiplady is an experienced senior consultant as well as the former Director of Human Resources of The Metropolitan Police – a position that he occupied for over ten years – and Vice President and a Chartered Companion of the CIPD, the professional HR Institute. He is the owner and Managing Director of Chameleon People Solutions Ltd and senior associate consultant with The HR Lounge Ltd. He is a qualified mediator as well as a skilled and in-demand consultant.
His background is as HR Director in both commercial and public sectors, experience gained in working in FTSE 100 as well as some of the most significant public sector organisations in the UK. In particular, he occupied HR Director roles in The Berkeley Group plc, The Housing Corporation and Westminster Heath Care plc. He is a respected expert in organisation design and development, organisational culture and restructuring/mergers. He is in demand as an investigator in complex and sensitive investigations, especially at senior levels. He is respected as someone who quickly grasps a brief, talks with stakeholders and understands their issues and cuts to the chase with his conclusions and proposals.
His expertise is in the area of employee relations, organisational change, design and development, organisational culture and management of change. He was – until recently – a member of the UK Police National Pay and Conditions Board and has undertaken many reviews for clients in charity, commercial and public sector organisations.
He is the senior independent director and Vice Chair of Midland Heart Care and Housing. He chairs their Remuneration and Pensions Committees and acts as advisor to two other business Remuneration Committees. He was, until recently, a Non-Executive Director of Roffey Park Business Institute in Sussex and a trustee of The University of Westminster. Previously, he was a non-executive director with Job Centre Plus, and The Employers Forum for Age and Faith.
Martin Tiplady is acknowledged as a leading professional in the HR Industry and has received several awards for his work. He is in demand as a contributor, speaker and commentator on governmental employment policy and HR, Leadership, Organisational Development, Employee Engagement and Diversity. He has received several personal awards including the coveted HR Director of the Year from The Daily Telegraph. In late 2019, he was named as one of the most influential people in HR today.
In 2010, he was awarded an OBE for services to Human Resources and Policing.