IPSE Senior Leadership Team
Chris was one of the original 2,000 members of the organisation when it was formed as the Professional Contractors Group in 1999. He is a seasoned contractor with a strong client base in global scale change management.
Before becoming a contractor Chris had a career in sales and marketing followed by 10 years in senior management in the logistics industry. He was appointed as Interim CEO in June 2013 and accepted the role permanently in December 2013.
In 2014 Chris oversaw the rebranding of PCG as IPSE, the association for Independent Professionals and the Self Employed and is tasked with leading the organisation into its next phase of development.
Director of Policy
Simon has been IPSE Director of Policy and External Affairs since January 2009. during which time he has strengthened the organisation's links with politicians and other key influencers.
Previously, he headed up public affairs at the Manufacturing Technologies Association and The Independent Schools Information Service. Simon also worked at Conservative Central Office, running the Conservative Collegiate Forum and was a team leader in John Major's 1992 General Election Campaign Team. He was Councillor in the London Borough of Ealing from 1990 to 1994. Simon Chaired the Public Affairs Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) from 2012-15. He is currently Interim Chair of the CIPR Fellows Forum.
With more than 25 years' experience in the field, Simon is ideally placed to ensure that IPSE members have their voices heard by the UK's leaders.
Head of Commercial Development
Head of Delivery
Robbie has been with IPSE since 2017 after almost 20 years in self-employment covering a variety of roles in digital start-ups and global organisations including Serverside, RNIB, RBS, Gemalto and Banco Halifax Hispania. His experience in Change and Programme Management plus his recently achieved Open University BSc in Design & Innovation puts him in a good position to help lead the direction of IPSE in this changing world of self employment, freelancing and digital nomads.
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