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 Walters is a Principal Consultant with Agenda Consulting. He is a very experienced project manager, partnering with organisations on their employee and volunteer engagement survey projects including Dimensions, Islamic Relief, National Autistic Society, Oxfam International, Plan International, Royal Voluntary Service, United Response, WaterAid, UN Women and Zoological Society of London.

More widely he leads our Third Sector, Volunteer and Social Care engagement survey practices, manages the Research Team, has overall responsibility for directing our benchmarking studies including People Count and Volunteers Count and takes a lead on the development of Reflections – our survey and benchmarking software.

Tim joined Agenda in 2008 and worked previously for a market research company. He is a qualified Prince2 Practitioner and has a BA in English and Philosophy from Leeds University.

Catherine Wearden

Principal Consultant

Catherine has 20 years’ experience working with and for not-for-profit organisations, having started as an agency Account Manager on Fundraising projects for charities before joining YMCA England’s Fundraising team. Most recently she spent twelve years at Oxfam, where she managed the Supporter Relationship Management team, responsible for the Database Analysis and Selections functions, and the Acquisition team. Whilst working in Fundraising, Catherine’s natural tendency was to analyse and use data and evidence to support decision-making. As a member of management teams in Oxfam, Catherine was responsible for understanding the findings of Staff Engagement surveys as they related to her own team and wider Division, and found they were a valuable source of impartial evidence of how staff were feeling at work, and helped to underpin discussions about where to focus effort and what strategies might improve staff engagement. Catherine has a BA Hons in Modern Languages from Oxford University.

Helene Tran

Senior Research Consultant

Helene joined Agenda in January 2018 as a Research Consultant. She is responsible for working with clients to support their employee and volunteer surveys and is experienced at working with a wide range of UK and international clients. She has a BA in International Development and South East Asian Studies and an MSc in Sustainability (Climate Change) from the University of Leeds.

Aidan Stead

Senior Research Consultant

Aidan joined as Research Assistant in June 2018. Aidan is responsible for working with clients to support their employee and volunteer surveys and is experienced at working with a number of UK and international clients. He has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from University of West of England.

Emily Rann

Senior Research Consultant

Emily joined Agenda in January 2019 as a Research Assistant. She is a member of the research team working with UK and international clients in all not-for-profit sectors to support their employee and volunteer surveys. She also takes a particular interest in Action Planning. Her clients include: The RSPCA, English Heritage, CGIAR and UNAIDS. Emily has a BSc (Hons) from Coventry University and an MSc in Primatology and Conservation from Oxford Brookes University.


Iulia Costache

Research Consultant

Iulia joined the team at Agenda Consulting in January 2021. Her responsibilities include aiding the research team with UK and international clients to support their employee and volunteer surveys.

Iulia has a BSc (Hons) from The University of Northampton in Psychology and an MSc in Anthropology from Kent University. She has previous experience working for a market research consultancy.

Jessica Lythgoe

Research Assistant

Jessica joined the Agenda Consulting team in August 2021.  She is responsible for working alongside the research team with UK and international clients to support their employee and volunteer surveys.  Jessica has a BSc (Hons) from The Open University in Psychology.

Nihal Widdowson

Business Development Administrator

Nihal joined Agenda in January 2019 as a Business Development Administrator. She provides administrative support to Business Development And Marketing teams. Nihal has a BA in Business Management.

Camilla Clarke

Senior Marketing Executive

As Senior Marketing Executive, Camilla is responsible for the strategic implementation of Agenda’s marketing campaigns. Working with the business development team, she plans, develops and promotes engaging, relevant and helpful content to help Agenda effectively communicate with its clients and community.

Camilla has a BSc (Hons) Business Management degree from University of Plymouth, and has experience in public relations and digital marketing.

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Association of Mental Health Providers AVM AVSM Charities HR Network Charity Comms Heritage Volunteering Group Hospice UK Humentum National Care Forum National Union of Students NCVO Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

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