IPSE Senior Leadership Team

Chris Bryce


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.

Simon McVicker

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.

Suneeta Johal

Head of Commercial Development

Suneeta has headed up IPSE’s research department since June 2012 and has forged strong relationships with leading academic institutions and research agencies. She has conducted and commissioned extensive research on the self-employed including the Freelancer Confidence Index, a quarterly survey tracking the economic outlook of freelancers in the UK. Suneeta is the Director of the Centre for Research in Self-Employment and has been instrumental in the formation of the think tank by bringing together experts at the forefront of self-employment studies from across the world.
Robbie Fulton

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.