University of Manchester spin-out co-founder Professor Sir Cary Cooper of Robertson Cooper Ltd has been voted the Most Influential Thinker in HR 2014, in a new poll of UK HR Directors for HR Magazine.
The award, nominated by all members of the HR community in UK business, recognises Cary’s contribution, working with businesses in the field of health and wellbeing, as Founder of wellbeing experts Robertson Cooper and as Professor of Organisational Health and Psychology at Lancaster University.
Voted at number 2 in 2013, Cary has risen to the top spot, holding off Peter Cheese, the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Professor Sir Cary was knighted this year for services to social sciences and has previously filled many roles including Lead Scientist on the Foresight Review of Mental Capital and Well-Being and Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Chronic Disease of the World Economic Forum. He is currently the Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences and President of RELATE.
Professor Sir Cary comments: “It is a great honour to be considered by the leading HR Directors in the UK as an important HR thought leader, and an acceptance of the importance of health and wellbeing in British business.”
Clive Rowland, CEO of UMI3 Ltd, The University of Manchester’s innovation company, comments:” The University is active in intellectual property commercialisation and knowledge transfer work across the whole campus, not only in so-called ‘high-tech’ fields, and Robertson Cooper is a successful world-leading example of this. I am delighted that Sir Cary has been recognised in this way and it is well deserved recognition for both the very hard work and the highly positive commitment that he gives to his profession.”
Find out more about Robertson Cooper at www.robertsoncooper.com