Nita Clarke is the Director of the
Involvement and Participation Association (IPA), Britain's leading organisation
delivering workplace support for good employment and industrial relations. She was
vice-chair of the MacLeod Review on employee engagement and continues to work
with David MacLeod on the new national Employee Engagement task force, launched
by Prime Minister David Cameron in March 2011.
She was appointed as Vice-President (employee
relations) by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in January 2012,
and is a visiting Fellow at Kingston University Business School. She is also a member of the Mutuals Task
Force established by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude in 2011.
She was formerly the adviser on trade unions
to Prime Minister Tony Blair, working as assistant political secretary in the
Political Office at 10 Downing Street from January 2001 to June 2007. Her role included liaison with individual
unions and the TUC, developing national policy in areas such as the two-tier
workforce and work-life balance, supporting ministers by trouble-shooting in
industrial disputes. Nita was a senior
official with public services union UNISON from 1992 -2001. She is the author of the report, The way
forward: trade unions and the third sector, commissioned by ACEVO.
IPA Involve Director, Nita Clarke, writes for the ResPublica fringe magazine
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