Skills for justice

Current Board Member


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President of PPMA

Employment summary


2006 – 2011
Chief People Officer
National Policing Improvement Agency


2002 - 2006
Director of Human Resources
Crown Prosecution Service


1999 – 2002
Head of Human Resources
London Borough of Enfield


1988 – 1999
Head of Human Resources
London Borough of Hackney






Angela has been fortunate enough to work for some of the most influential organisations in the UK. She has always approached her roles with energy, passion, commitment and dedication. Her impact can be seen in the following areas:

  • Transformation of HR functions from services that customers love to hate to a service that is judged to be an advocate of employees, a coach and support to managers and an ambassador of the organisation and employment brand.
  • The achievement of real improvements in service as judged by the receivers of the service rather than the providers and cashable year on year savings in budgets.
  • National roles both within employment and as president of the PPMA a role that she was elected by her peers.
  • Angela has a national and international profile. She is called upon to speak
    at numerous events, to contribute to articles in trade and national press and to lecture in a range of areas. Angela has lectured senior HR Directors in the USA and as part of her role in running the NPIA International Academy.

Angela have been named as Personnel Director of the year 2005 at the Telegraph Business Awards, HR Director of the Year 2005 at the Personnel Today Awards and HR Director of the Year 2007 at the HR Excellence Awards. Human Resource Magazine named Angela in their list of most influential people in HR 2008 and 2009. She also appeared in Personnel Today's top 'power players'.

Angela is the Past President of PPMA (The Public Sector People Managers Association) and was the first Civil Servant President in the organisation's 30-year history 2006/2007.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Studies
  • Masters in Human Resource Management
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)
  • Chair of PPMA National Equalities Group (2001/02)
  • President of PPMA (Public Sector People Managers Association) (2006/07)
  • Trustee of the Employers Forum on Age (2006/09)
  • Board member of Skills for Justice
  • Board member and Lead for Emergency Services PPMA
  • President CIPD Police Forum
  • Member Public Sector Leadership Alliance
  • Board Member of International Advisory Board, Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.
  • Member of the Institute of Directors

National Policing Improvement Agency
Chief People Officer

2006 - 2011

Her role covered three distinct phases

1. To set up a new agency and lead the merger of services from the Home Office and Centrex (the precursor bodies).

2. To develop the services and ensure that there was improved quality, reduced cost and greater integration with customer requirements. I led the development of the Leadership and People Strategies which were included in the Green paper.

3. To lead on budget reductions and a major reorganisation to ensure that the Agency is as economical as possible and able to cope with future transitions.

Angela was the Head of profession for all HR and learning and development staff in policing in England and Wales and support their professional development through conferences, national standards and on line communities of practice.

Previous roles:

Director of Human Resources – Crown Prosecution Service
2002 – 2006

Angela was invited to join the CPS to lead the turn around of the CPS employment brand. Over the next five years she led the programme that resulted in a large number of National HR awards for excellence and the CPS became a model of best practice and featured in surveys as one of the top employers in the UK.

London Borough of Enfield - Head of Human Resources
1999 – 2002

In 1999 Angela was recruited into Enfield to improve the performance of the HR function. Within two years the authority had won a national award for HR Excellence and had one of the top Best Value reports from the audit commission for the HR service.


For more details about Angela's career download her full CV.