Gary  Cookson

Gary is currently HR Director at one of the leading FE Colleges in the North West. He started the role in February 2016, having spent a year doing HR/OD integration work at a new housing group. Prior to this he was Head of HR & OD at Golden Gates Housing Trust for 11 years and he also has experience of working again in Further Education, a call centre, a national charity and an international pharmaceuticals company. Prior to working in HR he qualified as a secondary school teacher (teaching History). 

Gary is a CIPD Chartered Fellow, a qualified coach and mediator, distance learning tutor for the CIH and CIPD, and more besides. He has also managed and delivered CIPD programmes for several years.