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