Roger Parry


Roger is the Founder of Agenda Consulting. He has worked since 1985 in the public and not-for-profit sectors as a management consultant – 8 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a similar period with Compass Partnership. He has worked with boards, chief executives and senior managers in the following sectors: social care, housing, international development, associations and unions, central Government and Non-Departmental Public Bodies.

Internationally Roger has worked in Kenya, South Africa and in Tanzania where he started and led a new consultancy practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 2 years. Roger has an MBA from London Business School and a BA in Mathematics from Oxford.

Tim Walters

Principal Consultant

Tim is an experienced project manager and has led a number of employee and volunteer survey projects including with Alzheimer’s Society, MacIntyre, British Red Cross, WaterAid and the UN. He is also responsible for managing our benchmarking studies including People Count and Finance Count and takes a lead on the development of our survey and benchmarking software.

Tim worked previously for a market research company and has a BA in English and Philosophy from Leeds University.

John Palien

Principal Consultant

John is a Principal Consultant.  Having joined Agenda Consulting in September 2017, John brings many years of human resource experience from the corporate, consultant and international non-governmental organisation sectors.  Based in Annapolis, MD, John will focus on assisting new and existing clients in the United States.

John is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and has a Bachelor’s degree from American University’s School of International Service.

Tom Field

Research Assistant

Tom joined Agenda in June of 2017 as a Research Assistant. He is responsible for People Count analysis, as well as assisting with engagement survey work, and contributing to other research and consultancy projects. Before joining Agenda, Tom worked for a market research agency in London, and has worked in academic research helping with a project looking into the roles of research nurses in developing countries for the Department of Tropical Medicine in Oxford.  Tom got a BA in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham.

Clare Harris

Head of Business Development

Clare worked in a number of senior management positions in academic publishing for more than 10 years. She has also been a consultant advising organisations on how to improve their service offerings through their people.  Her work includes employee research, performance management, change management and benchmarking, She has worked in the voluntary and private sectors. Clare has a BA in Languages for Business and a Diploma in Management.

Caroline Oates

Senior Marketing Executive

Caroline joined Agenda in July 2015 as a temporary Sales and Marketing Administrator.  She works with the Business Development team and her role includes both marketing and event management. Caroline has experience in hospitality, and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, working towards Chartered Marketer status.

Samantha Thornley

Business Development Administrator

Samantha joined Agenda in November 2016 as a Business Development Administrator and works closely with the Business Development team. Samantha has a strong hospitality background and a HND in Business, Finance and Tourism.

Ann Cummins

Principal Consultant

Ann’s company Humanus, founded in 1999, merged with Agenda in August 2016. Prior to Humanus, she worked as a consultant and partner for 13 years at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson). Ann focuses mainly on reward and the link to performance management, and particularly enjoys helping not-for-profit organisations navigate the process of change.

Ann is a chartered fellow of CIPD, and a member and independent advisor on various HR and remuneration committees. She has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, and an MA in Manpower Studies from the University of West London. She has co-written three books on reward management with Michael Armstrong.

Ann will be on sabbatical leave in 2018.

Paul Chadwick

Senior Reward Consultant

Paul joined Agenda in August 2016, having operated as a senior reward specialist for over 16 years. His specialist areas of expertise include salary benchmarking, pay structure design, and job evaluation. He has held reward roles in the retail and not-for profit sectors, including Cancer Research UK and Save the Children UK. He has worked with several organisations leading the development and implementation of reward strategies, pay and grading structures and employee benefits programmes.

Paul is a chartered fellow of CIPD, and is also an associate member of the Pensions Management Institute, holding certificates in retirement provision and pension auto-enrolment.

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