David Blackburn, Financial Services Compensation Scheme (UK)

2021 HRD Global 100

chief people officer

David Blackburn is Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s (FSCS) chief people officer – a role he has held for eight years. This award-winning HR professional has more than 20 years of experience in leading all aspects of human resources. Before he joined FSCS in March 2013, he worked across the private and not-for-profit sectors. In January, he was made a chartered companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which is the highest accolade and level of membership awarded by the CIPD professional body. Blackburn’s many awards also include Investors in People Leader of the Year; MEMCOM Excellence Awards HR Leader of the Year and Personnel Today Awards HR Director of the Year 2020, and the inaugural Financial Times FT Adviser Diversity Champion of the Year.