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The CIPD is the leading professional accrediting body for HR and Learning & Development; they offer you a pathway to getting internationally recognised qualifications in Human Resources.

Be inspired by our experts who bring real world experience, the very latest thinking and business examples into your learning experience. Check some of them out below...

Ian Turner

Ian has over 28 years of experience as a manager, leader, practitioner, facilitator, coach and tutor, having worked primarily in the private sector with international and global companies. 

Having worked within the learning and development arena, Ian brings experience in L&D leadership, organisational behaviour, organisational design and development, employee engagement, coaching and leadership development.

Fun Fact: Outside of the workplace, you’ll find Ian restoring and maintaining his collection of seven classic British and Japanese motorcycles, ranging from a 1956 Triton (Triumph/Norton mix) through to a 1982 Honda CBX1000.

Rosie Grundy

For 15 years, Rosie has worked within the commercial departments of some high-profile media companies, taking on a variety of client-facing, commercial and training roles.

She has completed her Level 5 CIPD in L&D management path with Avado, and has the following qualifications: 

  • MA in Journalism Studies from the University of Westminster
  • BA (Hons) in Politics and Europeans studies from University Hertfordshire
  • Erasmus year at La Sapienza, University of Rome

Fun Fact: In her spare time, Rosie enjoys current affairs, travelling and working on her allotment.

Hayley Montgomery

Hayley holds a degree in media and drama, as well as a diploma in both coaching and musical theatre. She is an Associate member of CIPD, which combines her specialised interests in employee relations, social learning and skills development and with over 10 years of experience as a secondary school teacher and lecturer in CIPD courses.

Hayley worked as a Senior Recruitment Consultant for several years, with her most recent industry role being a Senior HR and Training Officer at a major dental organisation. She also has a wide-ranging background in projects and security cleared support, as well as for the National Assembly for Wales.

Fun Fact: Hayley is in a large choir of 130 people and often sings solos when performing at concerts.

Andy Murphy

Andy holds a business degree with an HR emphasis and is DTLLS Teaching qualified (Level 6). He has been teaching for more than thirty years, with extensive experience as a Lead Verifier. He has supplemented that experience by working with organisations from various backgrounds, including the military and public services.

He has been working with Avado for the last five years, teaching on both Level 3 and Level 5 programmes. He also has over 30 years of people management and leadership experience, with a focus on learning and talent development.

Fun Fact: Andy used to teach cross-country driving and has a rescue German Shepherd named Jess.

Grant Ward

Grant is a qualified educational professional, who’s passionate about inspiring others to achieve, unlock their potential and change lives. He’s been a member of the CIPD for over six years and is working towards chartered status.

Fun Fact: Grant loves working in the digital sector, as with such wide global reach it provides an opportunity for him to help and support many students from all over the world – assisting them to make a difference.

Honor Halloway

Honor holds a degree in human resource management and has a range of experience working in the HR field, from induction training to contracts administration. She has worked in a variety of businesses, providing HR troubleshooting and general support.

Honor joined Avado in 2015 as a CIPD HR tutor and has worked in all of the programmes. She has a wide range of experience in teaching, having worked at Amersham and Wycombe College, where she delivered courses on BTEC Business, HND Business and CIPD Level 3 & 5. 

Fun Fact: In Honor’s spare time, she is a keen public speaker and a qualified toastmaster. Honor also enjoys helping friends and family write speeches for special occasions.