Our Task Force

Our Task Force

Our Task Force sets the strategy for promoting employee engagement as a better way to work, and the growth and development of the Engage for Success Movement as a vehicle to achieve this. The Task Force was launched by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 31 March 2011. It is independent of Government and is employer led. Its mandate is to engender a national conversation and a call to action across the UK economy (private, public and not-for-profit sectors) about the role employee engagement can play in building productivity. David MacLeod and Nita Clarke are the co-Chairs of the Task Force. It meets four times a year.

Anne Sharp

ACAS, Chief Executive



Mark Manaton

CEO, Blue Arrow



John Evans

First Group Plc, HRD



Martyn Dicker

HR Director



Mervyn Thomas

Group HR Director



Geoff Lloyd

Serco, Group HR Director



Michael Mealing

FSB, Policy Director



Paul Devoy

IIP, Head of IIP



Carrie Cushing

General Electric, HR Director, UK & Ireland



Colin Watt

Shop Direct, Director of Employee Relations & Engagement



Eric Collins

Nampak Plastics, Managing Director



Jonathan Austin

Best Companies, CEO and Founder



Bob Hughes

The Forton Group, Managing Director



Andrew Moys

JLP, Director of Communications



Kerensa Jennings

Director, Office of HRH The Duke of York, KG


Lara Morgan

Company Shortcuts, Co Founder



Neil Carberry

CBI, Director, Employment and Skills



Stephen Lehane

Boots UK & ROI, HR Director



Louise Smalley

Whitbread, Group HR Director



Sir Eric Peacock

SME Sector, Entrepreneur



Stephen Bevan

The Work Foundation, Director



Stephen Dando

Bain Capital, Operating Partner



Wendy Cartwright

UEL, Interim Director of Corporate Services



Tanith Dodge

Marks & Spencer, HR Director



Gill Dix

Head of Strategy, ACAS



Alison Meale

Prudential Assurance, Colleague Engagement Manager



Jill Thornton

Director: People & Development, Blue Arrow



Graham Smith

Director of HR, Devon & Cornwall Police



Bernadette Malone

Perth & Kinross Council, Chief Executive



Francis Goss

AHC, Chief Commercial Officer


Peter Thomas

Institute for Government, Director, Civil Service Reform



Louise Beardmore

United Utilities, Head of Organisation Development



Eugene McConlough

Southeastern, Employee Engagement Manager



John Smythe

Engage for Change, Leader and Employee Engagement



Jon West

Jaguar Land Rover, Manufacturing HR & Employee Relations



Deb Oxley

Employee Ownership Association, Chief Executive



Veronica Hope-Hailey

School of Management, University of Bath, Dean



Pete Stevenson

The Edge Picture Company, Creative Director



Jeni Taylor

Head of Business Performance and Leadership, PwC



Marek Pruszewicz

Editor, Global Partnerships, BBC World Service Group



Gaby Heppner-Logan

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, BT Openreach



Estelle Hollingsworth

HR Director - Talent, Learning & Organisational Development, BAE Systems



Nick Creswell

Thomson Reuters, Vice President, Talent and Development – Technology



Craig Fabian

The Brand Union, Consulting Director and Head of Knowledge



Sheena Cartright

Chief People Officer, Alexander Mann Solutions



Laura Harrison

CIPD People and Strategy Director



David Littlechild

Lloyds Banking Group, Head of Culture and Engagement



Andrea Jones

Director - HR Business Partnering, Prudential



Tim Page

Senior Policy Officer, TUC



Hannah McNicholl

Head of Communications, NAO



Pat Egan

MD, Places for People



Steven Weeks

Policy Manager, NHS Employers



Kevin Goodman

Babcock, Group Director OD



Cary Owen

Head of Leadership and OD, Devon and Cornwall Police



Tim Pointer

Founder of Starboard Thinking



David Macleod and Nita Clarke, as co-founders of Engage for Success, attend board meetings by invitation