David Blackburn

Chief People Officer , Financial Services Compensation Scheme

David Blackburn is one of the most awarded HR professionals working in the UK today and recognised as the 3rd Most Influential HR Practitioner in the HR Magazine Most Influential List 2022. He is listed as one the top 100 HR Directors in the World in the HRD Global 100 2021 and 2022 and is both a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

With 25 years' experience in leading all aspects of Human Resources, David is currently the Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), recognised as the 12th Most Inclusive Employer in the UK. Prior to his current role he worked across both the private and not-for-profit sectors. David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the London Business School; a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and the Institute of Leadership and Management. He speaks regularly at events in the UK and beyond.