International keynote speaker: Dr Wilson Wong from CIPD (UK)

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International keynote speaker:

Dr Wilson Wong from CIPD (UK)


The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) is one of the top HR professional bodies in the world and the largest in Europe. Dr Wilson Wong joined CIPD’s HR Capability team in August 2012 and leads in the area of psychological contract research, primarily on the construction of organisational fairness and the impact of managing change and organisational cultures. He was senior researcher overseeing research streams of HR and leadership at The Work Foundation. There he applied futures methodologies to support organisational strategic thinking and planning. He was previously at the National IT Council secretariat in Kuala Lumpur where he was an IT Policy Technologist, heading globalisation research. Prior to the NITC, he was AVP at Malaysian Rating, rating corporate debt. He has worked as a research consultant to development agencies and charities, including technology adoption behaviour for SMEs. Recent clients include Barclaycard, Surrey Police, Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health and Standard Chartered Bank.  His monograph on The Employment Deal was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

He holds a PhD in Economic Psychology (Exon) examining the psychology behind opportunity recognition. He also has a MA in Critical Theory and a MBA in Finance. He was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1990. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and holds Associate positions at the University of Exeter, the Edinburgh Institute and the Centre for Performance-led HR at Lancaster University.

While at Exeter, Wilson was trustee at Exeter Community Initiatives with oversight of BME capacity development projects. He was Chair of the Devon BME Steering Group from 2006-2008, and is currently an active member of the Parochial Church Council at St James’s Piccadilly. Wilson is chair of the Human Capital Standards Committee generating HR Standards for the British Standards Institute (BSI). He will be the international keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual National HR Standards Conference organised by SABPP on 28 August 2014. He will also visit SABPP for meetings on the HR Standards, the new National HR Academy and participate in discussions at leading South African companies such as Nedbank.

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