• Mike Haffenden

    Mike Haffenden


    Mike established PARC as a syndicated research consortium to investigate the practices and principles which make a difference in reward. He applied the same principles in founding CRF, our people management forum.
    Mike is also a founder and director of Strategic Dimensions, a leading HR recruitment firm. Previously, Mike held senior HR roles in major international businesses.

    Contact Mike at mike@parcentre.co.uk

  • Karen Clark


    Karen is a Director of our sister company, Strategic Dimensions as well as an active member of CRF.
    She works with a broad range of FTSE 350 companies as well as private companies, start-ups and other private equity backed ventures. She graduated with a Masters in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

    Contact Karen at karen@strategic-dimensions.co.uk

  • Richard Hargreaves

    Richard Hargreaves

    Commercial Director

    Richard is the Commercial Director for PARC and our sister organisation CRF, with responsibility for the members and partners associated with both networks.
    Richard was previously the Regional Sponsorship Director at the Economist Group, managing on Economist events and thought leadership by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Contact Richard at richard@parcentre.co.uk

  • Phil Willls

    Phil Wills

    Associate Director

    Phil advises and assists PARC in the development of key events. He has a strong interest in the design of reward plans to support business strategy, including executive incentive plans.
    An independent consultant, his previous roles include global head of compensation and benefits for Reed Elsevier, ICI and Diageo.

    Contact Phil at pw@philwills.net

  • Steven Toft

    Steven Toft


    Steven Toft is a writer and business consultant. Before starting his own business he worked in the OD consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and in HR roles for NatWest, British Gas and RAC Motoring Services.

    Contact Steven at steven.toft@firebrand.uk.com

  • Eva John-Lewis

    Eva John-Lewis

    Executive Assistant

    Before joining PARC, Eva spent a large part of her working life in IT management consulting companies. Eva now supports PARC's two Directors, Mairi Bannon and Mike Haffenden, with key responsibility for member relationships.

    Contact Eva at eva@parcentre.co.uk

  • Angela Knight

    Angela Knight

    PARC Chair

    Angela Knight CBE chairs PARC meetings to ensure optimum participation and exchange. She is currently the Senior Independent Director at Brewin Dolphin plc and Tullett Prebon plc, and is a member of the Board of Transport for London and an advisor to Oxera. She was previously the Conservative Member of Parliament for Erewash.

    Contact Angela at angelaknightcbe@gmail.com

  • Tristan Powell

    Business Development Manager

    Tristan is responsible for growing the member networks of PARC and sister organisations, Corporate Research Forum (CRF). Prior to joining PARC and CRF, Tristan has worked in the HR industry sector for over 18 years for companies such as shl, XpertHR, CEB and PSI. He has a keen interest in HR research, and talent assessment and development.

    Contact Tristan at tristan@parcentre.co.uk