Meet our Reward Consultants

It’s been eight months since Humanus merged into Agenda, with the joint aim of strengthening our reward consultancy offering in the not-for-profit sector. We’re delighted to have had a busy time working with so many existing joint clients, as well as with new ones.

Ann Cummins and Paul Chadwick have taken the lead on most projects, supported by our Research Consultants. Find out more about Ann and Paul below:

Ann Cummins – Principal Consultant

Ann set up Humanus in 1999 after being a consultant and partner for 13 years at the global consultancy firm Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). Prior to consulting, her career started in international relations in the electricity industry, supporting various negotiating bodies, followed by a spell in the BBC’s job evaluation unit.

Ann has always enjoyed consulting with a wide range of not-for-profit clients. Her consulting work focuses mainly on reward and the link to performance management. Working on her own, or with Associates, she particularly enjoys helping organisations navigate through the process of making changes, with the conviction that this is at least as important as the ‘technical’ solutions needed.

Recent clients include various professional and membership organisations, INGOs, charities, community and individual services, major public attractions and higher educational bodies.

Ann is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a member and independent advisor on various HR and remuneration committees. She obtained a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford, and an M.A. in Manpower Studies at Thames Valley University Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management. Ann has also recently completed an M.A. in Politics from Oxford University.

She has co-written several publications about her specialist topics:

  • ‘Job evaluation: a guide to achieving equal pay’ with M. Armstrong, S. Hastings, and W. Wood
  • ‘Valuing roles’ with M. Armstrong
  • ‘The reward management toolkit’ with M. Armstrong

Paul Chadwick – Senior Consultant

Paul has operated as a senior reward specialist for over 16 years and worked in operational business roles in a career spanning 35 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 Head of Reward and Recognition for Cancer Research UK and Reward and HR Management Information Manager for Save the Children UK. He has worked with senior teams in several organisations leading the development and implementation of reward strategies, pay and grading structures and employee benefits programmes.

Paul is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has spoken at their annual conference. He is also an associate member of the Pensions Management Institute, holding certificates in retirement provision and pension auto-enrollment.





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