Gill joined CIPD in July 2012 as Head of CIPD Training, and following the restructure of the business by the new CEO Peter Cheese Gill took over a newly formed directorate called Capability & Careers Development. The directorate spans: training, conferences, events and exhibitions, CPD and careers. Prior to CIPD Gill held a range of Head of Learning roles from Vodafone to Xchanging. She also has a management background ranging from MD of a Leadership Consultancy to Regional Manager for Whitbread.Gill holds the highly prestigious Chartered Director status, one of only 1000 in the UK. Awarded by the Institute of Directors this privilege is testament to Gill\\'s abilities in the areas of strategic perception, decision making, analysis and the use of information, communication and interaction with others and achievement of results.Gill runs the Leaders in Learning network and believes passionately that Leaders need to be learning catalysts and their Learning experts should support, inspire and drive that agenda alongside them.The study and application of Positive Psychology hold strong interest for Gill. In her spare time she enjoys reading and indulging the knowledge and appreciation of fine wines developed through her extensive experience working in the wine industry.