Ms Sylvia Doyle
Sylvia is managing director of Reward First® People Consulting, the reward consultancy she founded in 2004 and founding partner of Reward Consulting Partners which she established with three reward colleagues in 2011. Sylvia’s expertise includes pay structures; total reward; variable pay, executive remuneration and strategic reward to develop and implement reward solutions that impact employee engagement and bottom-line results. Sylvia also mentors HR decision makers and leaders on reward, having established a successful reward mentoring programme in 2010.
Sylvia was previously European Head of C&B for McCormick, the global leader of spices, seasonings and flavours. Sylvia is an independent non-executive director on the RICS remuneration committee and was Vice Chair of the board of Abingdon & Witney College and chair of their remuneration committee until recently. Sylvia speaks on reward issues in the UK and internationally.
Mrs Ray Parmenter
Ray has been delivering CIPD programmes for 17 years and other business or management related linked areas. Ray has been a personal tutor for the CIPD’s Advanced Award in Reward Management for the last nine years and has taught in both Further and Higher Education for a number of institutions in Kent and Hertfordshire and as a senior lecturer for ten years in Bedfordshire. Ray has also been an external examiner and moderator. Before the start of her academic career, she had HR roles in hospitality and manufacturing including a short period in Australia.
Mr Simon Richardson
Currently Head of Global Mobility at Total Reward Solutions, a ‘boutique’ Reward Consultancy established in October 2005. A founder member of the business responsible for all aspects of running the Global Mobility business including business development, managing outsourced assignment programmes and client advisory services. Technical areas of specialisation include expatriate compensation and benefit design, tax and social security planning, assignment cost tracking, global mobility policy development and the legal issues associated with assignment contracts. Previous roles include Senior Manager at PwC setting up an internal Global Mobility function between 1996 and 2003 and managing Logica assignees between 1989 and 1996.
Mr Mark Childs
Mark is Managing Director of the Total Reward Group, comprising the boutique reward consultancy Total Reward Solutions and the specialist search and interim practice Total Reward Careers. He has previously headed up global compensation and benefits in Fidelity Investments, Seagram, Chubb, Reckitt & Colman plc and Forte plc. His early career was as an HR Generalist, with an academic background in industrial relations. Mark is a Chartered Companion and former Vice President Reward of CIPD. During this time he was chief architect of CIPD’s Advanced Award in Reward Management and is Tutor for the Pensions, Share Schemes and Benefits module. A Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, Mark is a former member of the CBI’s National Employment Policy Committee and author of Personnel Today’s One Stop Guide to Reward Management. He is an experienced reward adviser and currently Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Atlantic Equities LLP.
Mr Denis Crowe
Denis is a freelance reward management consultant and until August 2011 worked as the Head of Reward Consulting at Pilat HR Solutions. In 2012 Denis set up his own consulting business, Denis Crowe Consulting Limited. Prior to January 2005, Denis worked as a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ human resource consulting practice. His expertise encompasses all aspects of reward management, including: high level reviews of payment systems and reward strategies; pay and grading reviews; performance incentive arrangements; and market pricing of jobs including salary and benefit surveys. He has led a wide range of remuneration engagements in both the public (including executive agencies) and private sectors, across European and International locations. Most of these involved a wider review of business objectives and linking reward policies and practices to business requirements.
Mr Clive Wright
Clive is Director of Hyperion HR Ltd. The company provides HR and reward consulting services to business leaders and HR Directors. He established Hyperion after leaving Mercer in 2009 following 8 years as a Principal working with FTSE 100 and international companies. Prior to joining Mercer he fulfilled senior global HR and Reward roles for major international companies. Clive served as Chair of the CIPD Reward Forum for eight years and currently delivers both the ‘Developing a Reward Strategy’ and 'Reward in Context' courses. He is a Visiting Professor at City of London Business School and the Council Director of the European and Asia-Pacific Compensation and Benefits Councils of The Conference Board.