David Blackburn

David Blackburn has almost 20 years’ experience in Human Resources at a senior level drawn from a diverse career background.  A graduate of the University of Aberdeen and London Business School, David is Head of People for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme – recognised as HR Team of the Year in the HR Excellence Awards 2016.

David is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and the Royal Society of the Arts and for the last three years has been a judge of the Recruitment Advertising Awards. 

Prior to his current role David was Director of Business Support for the Shepherds Bush Housing Group - recognised as HR Team of the Year in Housing in 2010 – and a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer. 

David has worked for blue chip brands such as McVities and Timberland and he helped grow the IT company NetIQ from 8 to over 200 employees in 10 countries in his role as European HR Director.  David speaks regularly at conferences and has addressed delegates at the People Development Summit in Barcelona, HR Challenge & Change Conference at the National Housing Federation, the HR Summit in Hamburg, the Work Foundation and the Institute of Directors.