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Human Resources Management Director
Having worked in the public sector for over 20 years in human resources and labor relations, Ian Appleyard returns to the City of Oakland as the Director of Human Resources Management Department. In his current position, Mr. Appleyard oversees all aspects of the human resources program, including labor and employee relations, benefits, recruitment, risk, training, and organizational development.
During his previous 13 years of service with the City of Oakland, he worked in labor relations, classification, recruitment and compensation. Mr. Appleyard comes to Oakland from the City of Emeryville where he was the Human Resources Director, overseeing all aspects of a full service Human Resources Department. He graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver in 1999 where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration.
He has been a member of California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) since 2003, a Program Committee member since 2010 and a Board Member since 2015. He is currently the Program Chair for the 2016 Annual conference and is a member of International City Managers Association (ICMA).