Katie Jacobs

Senior stakeholder lead, CIPD


Katie Jacobs is senior stakeholder lead at the CIPD, the professional body for human resources and people development. She is responsible for the CIPD's relationships with HR leaders, building a stronger community and designing and delivering a robust proposition for this group. She joined the CIPD in January 2019. Before this role, Katie was an award-winning business journalist and editor. She was editor of HR magazine, where she was involved in delivering brand extensions such as the HR Excellence Awards, HR Most Influential and the HR in the Boardroom development programme, as well as running the day-to-day editorial of the magazine. While at HR magazine, Katie was named HR Journalist of the Year twice in the Willis Towers Watson HR Media Awards. She was also previously the editor of Supply Management, the magazine brand for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, where she launched the Procurement Power List, a celebration of industry leaders. Katie has written about the world of work for newspapers including the Times and the Financial Times, as well as for business magazines including People Management and Management Today. She has spoken about the world of work and the HR profession at numerous events for HR and business leaders, and been interviewed for national media and radio.

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