The CDI team

The CDI team ensure the smooth delivery of all member services, commercial agreements, and partnerships across the careers profession. 

The core team is supported by our expert Associates as well as our many fantastic volunteers, without whom we could not achieve so much. We regularly advertise Associate positions, so look out for those in Careers in Careers jobs board. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact David Morgan using the details below. 

If you have a query, please contact the relevant member of the team below or get in touch. 


Chief executive 

The chief executive is responsible for managing the organisation and operations of the CDI, reporting into the CDI Board, to achieve the CDI’s 2025 strategy. 


David Morgan
Chief Executive
07512 782867

Twitter: @CDIMorgan  

LinkedIn: @davidrmorgan 

- Policy and strategy 

- Commercial opportunities 

- Strategic partnerships 

- Key stakeholder engagement 

- Media and conference speaking 

- Engaging CDI communities 

- Digital Transformation programme 


Professional development and standards 

The PD&S team manage all the CDI’s professional development activity, accredited training and development and maintenance of professional standards. The team manage the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), CDI Academy and CEC Career Leaders training programme. 

 Claire Johnson Claire Johnson
Head of Professional Development 
and Standards 
07947 385003 

- Professional Standards and Development including CDI Code of Ethics 

- UK Register of Career Development Professionals 

- Awarding Body and QCD  

- Professional pathways 

- Careers practice research 

- CEC Career Leaders contract 

- Quality Assurance  


Sue Alder 
Professional Training Manager 
01384 376464 

- Development and delivery of programmes 

- Quality assurance 

- Awarding body and QCD

-CDI Academy


Tracie Parkes
CDI Academy Training Co-ordinator
01384 445628

Working hours: 
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:00am - 5:15pm

- Training co-ordination for CEC Careers Leadership training 

- Careers Leader training queries 

- Statistical support and learner records 

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Jenny Fillery 
CDI Academy Administrator 
01384 376464 

- Awarding body and CDI Academy administration 

- Registration and support for CDI accredited course participants 

- Learner records and statistical reports


Memberships and marketing 

The team manage all aspects of CDI membership, from welcoming new members to supporting you as you renew. We explain the benefits of each type of membership and how to make the most of the wide range of benefits we offer, so you can continue to develop as a practitioner. We will keep you updated and would love to connect on social media. 

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Susan Buckley 
Memberships and Marketing Manager
01384 376464 

- Membership management 

- Member experience 

- Marketing and communications 

- CDI branding 


Matthew Webster
Membership Services Assistant
01384 445624

- Assisting Membership Services Manager

- Membership queries

- New Membership Applications

- Ongoing New Member support

- Careers in Careers Advertising


Training and events 

The training and events team manage the CDI’s comprehensive CPD programme of webinars, Expert Training Sessions and Digital Bytes. They manage arrangements for nations and regional meetings, as well as producing the CDI’s prestigious conferences and events, including the UK Career Development Awards, CDI National Conference and more. 


Jen Ellin
Events and Commercial Manager (part-time)
01384 376464 


- Development and delivery of CPD programme for members 

- Design and delivery of CDI conferences and events 

-Sponsorship, advertising and promotional opportunities (including events and Career Matters Magazine)

- Careers in Careers Job Board – Careers Assured quality mark 


Ashley Bott
Training and Events Administrator
01384 376464

- Administration for CPD training, conferences and events 

- Major event production 

- Promotion of CPD training and events 

- Event recording and dissemination 


Digital services 

Digital Services ensures the CDI’s digital, IT and telephony platforms provide our members with a simple and positive experience, and support the CDI as it continues to grow.  


Dan Hope 
Digital Services Manager 
01384 445621 

- Management of digital platforms including website and the Register. 

- IT and telephony support 

- Project management including Digital Transformation Programme 




Lyn Burgess 
Finance Assistant and Office Manager 
01384 445629 

Working hours
Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm 

- Invoicing and credit control 

- Financial admin and queries 

- The Register queries 

- CPD Diary recording queries 

- CDI office management 


Career Matters Magazine


Dr Oliver Jenkin RCDP

Editor of Career Matters

- Commissioning articles and features 

- Managing the editorial board 

- Production scheduling 

- Overseeing print production 


Office address and opening hours


01384 376464


Ground Floor
Copthall House
1 New Road

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 5:15pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4.45pm