Business Strategy

Reward Leaders’ Round Table

  • In Person Event
  • November 7, 2024 @ 3:30 pm - November 8, 2024 @ 10:00 am UTC+0


THIS ROUND TABLE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Contact Eva if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Incorporating guest speaker sessions, this event will provide a forum for discussion and exchange between our Leader members.

We will commence our time together with a review of the current geopolitical and economic context and a discussion on the challenges and opportunity of corporate governance requirements and regulation. There will then be a roundtable discussion focused on exchanging perspectives, ideas and solutions relating to your Performance and Reward Strategies in 2025, external regulation and prevailing political, media and public sentiment.

  • Day 1 will commence at 15.30 with contribution and discussion groups. We will continue conversations over dinner from 19.30
  • Day 2 will run from 8.00 with departure from 10.00

You will also have the opportunity to strengthen peer relationships in a confidential setting.
Points of discussion and debate will help to inform future PARC research and member services. Attendance is limited to 20 of our Leader members.


Barnett Hill Hotel, Blackheath Lane, Wonersh, Guildford GU5 0RF

Tom Gosling

Executive Fellow, London Business School

Tom Gosling is an Executive Fellow in the Department of Finance and the Leadership Institute at LBS where he contributes to the evidence-based practice of responsible business by connecting academic research, public policy, and corporate action. He is also an Executive Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a member of the Advisory Panel at the Financial Reporting Council, and an adviser to the Steering Committee of The Purposeful Company thinktank.

In these roles Tom has researched and written extensively on executive pay, the psychology of pay and pay fairness, corporate governance, investor stewardship, corporate purpose, ESG, sustainable investing, diversity, and stakeholder capitalism. He engages extensively with corporates, investors, and policy makers including BEIS, the Financial Reporting Council and the Financial Conduct Authority. He has been asked to appear before the BEIS Select Committee on three occasions in relation to enquiries on banking standards, corporate governance, and executive pay.

Tom has 20+ years of experience as a board adviser. Most recently he was a senior Partner at PwC where he established and led the firm’s executive pay practice, advising FTSE-100 and equivalent private and European companies on corporate governance and executive pay.

Tom is a regular commentator in print, broadcast, and social media. He presents the Grow the Pie podcast with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School and the Responsible Business podcast, looking at the evidence base in support of responsible business.

Prior to joining PwC, Tom was a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.

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Rupert Watson

Global Head of Economic and Dynamic Asset Allocation, Mercer

Rupert is Global Head of Economic and Dynamic Asset Allocation. He joined Mercer in May 2013 and is head of the team that develops Mercer’s house view on the global economy & markets as well dynamic positions taken in portfolios . Prior to joining Mercer, Rupert was Head of Asset Allocation at Skandia Investment Group and previously worked as a fund manager at Black River Asset Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Investec Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Management. Rupert began his career at the Bank of England.

Rupert has a first class economics degree from Edinburgh University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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