Derek McIlroy, Guardian

Derek brings over 20 years’ experience in HR and has held senior HR 
positions in third sector and manufacturing organisations. 


A specialist in employment law, Derek has significant experience in managing complex situations including change management, investigations and grievances. Derek holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


I believe that all staff should be able to raise concerns without fear of recrimination.


Derek says: “I became a Guardian to improve the workplace experience. I believe that all staff should have the freedom to speak up to their employer, to raise concerns and offer suggestions without fear of recrimination or victimisation. We all want to work with an 
open, supportive and listening employer which encourages and values our contributions.”