HR Summit 2010News

August 2011

Moving on

Angela announced today that she has left the NPIA to take up new opportunities in the HR field. 

Angela said: “The opportunity to take stock of one’s life and do something radical is rare," said Angela. "The phasing out of the NPIA in 2012 means that I am lucky enough to be able to do that. Although it has been a difficult decision to move on at this stage I am leaving the NPIA at the end of one very exciting chapter and the beginning of another.

“I have really enjoyed working in policing and the many wonderful and inspiring people I have worked with in the NPIA and in police forces in the UK and internationally. I thank my team in particular for their fantastic work for policing over the last few years.”

Since joining the NPIA in 2006, Angela O’Connor led the work which developed the first national leadership strategy for policing which led to the creation of the National College of Police Leadership; streamlined bureaucratic processes in police performance with the Integrated Competency Framework and in examinations and assessments which created efficiency savings, and promoted the introduction of business and executive skills into the policing training curriculum. She has also led the way in professionalising the HR function in policing in her role as President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) police forum.

In paying tribute to her work, Chief Executive Nick Gargan said: “Angela has overseen a turnaround in the credibility of police leadership development through her partnership with ACPO. She has also been a powerful role model for senior women in policing – especially police staff. I wish her every future success.”

Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, and ACPO lead for workforce development, said: “Angela has driven many improvements in her time at NPIA and given great leadership to those interested in police workforce development, in particular police leadership and command training. Angela has enormous energy and enthusiasm and the service can ill afford to lose people of her calibre and other good people from the NPIA.”

Angela will be announcing her new ventures in the Autumn.