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Advisory Committee

IRRU's Advisory Committee includes representatives of the major social partners -

the Confederation of British Industry, the Trades Union Congress, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Acas as well as distinguished academics from Warwick and other universities.


  • Professor William Brown
    Formerly Master, Darwin College, Cambridge
  • Neil Carberry
    Director for Employment and Skills, CBI
  • David Coats
    The Smith Institute
  • Jonny Gifford
    Advisor, CIPD
  • Rob Johnson
    Director Acas Wales & Southern England
  • Paul Sellers
    Policy Officer, TUC
  • Lee Barron
    Midlands TUC, Regional Secretary
  • Professor Stephanie Tailby
    Bristol Business School, University of the West of England
  • Professor Chris Warhurst
    Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
  • Dr Carol Wolkowitz
    Sociology Department , University of Warwick
  • David Yeandle
    Formerly Director of Employment Policy, EEF