Katie Jacobs is the CIPD's senior stakeholder lead, responsible for building a community of HR leaders and designing and delivering a stronger 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 delivered 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 editor of Supply Management, for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and has written about the world of work for newspapers including the Times and the Financial Times.