Professor Sir Cary Cooper is the President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University and the University of Manchester. In 2015 and 2016, he was voted the most influential HR thinker by HR Magazine.
He is President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management. He is also the President of the Institute of Welfare and Chair of the UK's Academy of Social Sciences.
He is a leading commentator on workplace issues and wellbeing, having authored and edited numerous books and articles on the subject, as well as being a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.
He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen in 2001 for his contribution to occupational health, and awarded a Knighthood by the Queen in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.