About Daniel Wain

daniel wainDaniel Wain is now widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading commentators and practitioners in the field of people development.  He has a Masters (with Distinction) in Human Resource Development and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).  He is also a full member of the Market Research Society (MRS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  He was a judge for the UK’s National Training Awards in 2009 & 2010.

He won the award for Best Presented Paper at the MRS Conference in 2006 and has spoken at many conferences and events since, including for the CIPD, MRS and the Broadcasting Training & Skills Regulator (BTSR).  Daniel won both the Audience Vote at the 2009 BIG Conference (arguing the case for employer branding) and the Big Thinkers Debate at the 2010 MRS Conference (arguing the case for Charles Dickens!).  In September 2012, he is co-delivering a one-day workshop on ‘Communicating Insights’ at the ESOMAR Congress in Atlanta.

A member of both the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Daniel has contributed to a variety of business magazines & academic journals, including Research, Admap, HR Director, the International Journal of Market Research and ESOMAR’s Research World.  Until recently, he contributed a bi-monthly column to People Management and continues to conduct lead ‘cover page’ interviews on a regular basis for Training Journal.

Daniel was recently appointed an Honorary Fellow at the University of Winchester Management School and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, part of the University of Westminster.  He has been a Board Trustee of the charity Audiences London for many years.

A full member of the UK actor’s union Equity, he ran Strut & Fret Theatre Company for many years, producing and marketing their consistently successful five-star seasons in London & at the Edinburgh Fringe.  He acted, directed and wrote for the company.  His last play ‘Look Behind You’ is published by Josef Weinberger.  In 2010, Daniel won the artsRichmond ‘Swan Award’ for Best Supporting Actor, followed, in 2011, by the award for Best Actor.  He has been nominated for three awards in 2012.

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