David Blackburn is one of the most awarded HR professionals working in the UK today. He is the 3rd Most Influential in the HR Magazine Most Influential List 2022 and listed as one of the top 100 HR Directors in the World 2021 and 2022. David is both a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

With 25 years’ experience in leading all aspects of Human Resources, David is the Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Prior to his current role he worked across both the private and not-for-profit sectors. David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the London Business School. David has a lifelong passion for performance having been a performer himself before his professional HR career. He recognises the vital role dance plays in unlocking human potential, understanding, energy, and excitement.