Hello PPMA members and friends
The final post in our series of articles from Past President’s is from this year’s President Barry Pirie. Barry shares with us his enthusiasm for his new role and outlines what he is looking to achieve in his Presidential year.
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants”
“As your PPMA, President, it is going to be a pleasure and honour to be able to build on the 40 year legacy defined by our founders of SOCPO.
I am passionate and proud to be involved in the PPMA and I look forward to leading debate and shaping the public services workforce agenda in 2015/16 and like predecessors, make my own unique contribution.
At our PPMA annual seminar 2015 “Our past, Our present and Our future” We will be celebrating 40 years of PPMA and its predecessor SOCPO (Society of Chief Personnel Officers) looking back at the last 40 years and at what has influenced us all to the present day.
We will also be looking forward to the next 40 years of HR, People Management and Organisational Development, in the local, regional, central government arena in fact across all public services. We will recognise 40 years of progress, celebrate the achievements of members and partners, and look forward to equipping the workforce of the future.
The quality of public service provision sits at the heart of all our communities and I believe HR/OD has a key role to play in helping our organisations deliver this. As President I am confident I can build on the legacy of the last 40 years and take us onto the next phase of our development.”
Barrie Pirie is President of PPMA 2015/16