• 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

  • Steven Toft

    Steven Toft


    Steven is a writer, business consultant and award-wining blogger, and was previously with the consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has written for The Guardian, The New Statesman and Prospect, and featured on People Management’s list of the Top 20 social media influencers.

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

  • Phil Willls

    Phil Wills

    Associate Director

    Phil Wills advises and assists PARC in the development of its programme of events. His previous corporate roles included Global Head of Reward for Reed Elsevier (RELX), for ICI, and for Diageo. Since 2010 he has established an independent consultancy business to provide strategic reward support, focused on the delivery of business strategy and organisational performance. His other major focus is as coach to newly appointed (or aspiring) Corporate HR Directors on all areas of reward strategy and delivery (including incentive plan design and corporate governance effectiveness).

    Contact Phil at pw@philwills.net

  • Nigel Hadleigh

    Finance Director

    Nigel is the Financial Controller for PARC and its associated businesses, CRF and SD. Nigel is responsible for all financial matters including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, taxation and monitoring business performance. He has extensive experience in accountancy, taxation and payroll.

    Contact Nigel at nigel@crforum.co.uk

  • Karen Clark


    Karen plays a growing role in programme development and has a lead role in member and partner engagement. She is instrumental in the PARC Masterclass which aligns with her interest in the development of capability in the areas of reward and performance. Karen is a Director of Strategic Dimensions and has a member engagement role for CRF.

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

  • Richard Hargreaves

    Richard Hargreaves

    Commercial Director

    Richard leads on growing and broadening the membership and is also responsible for securing and developing partnerships. Richard has a similar role at CRF. Previously, Richard led a commercial team at The Economist Group.

    Contact Richard at richard@parcentre.co.uk

  • Eva John-Lewis

    Eva John-Lewis

    Executive Assistant

    Eva John-Lewis organises the logistics of PARC events including member correspondence and event management.

    Contact Eva at eva@parcentre.co.uk

  • Rosanna Neary

    Membership Engagement Executive

    Rosanna Neary assists in helping members optimise the value of their membership through events, research, networking and advisory services.

    Contact Rosanna at rosanna@crforum.co.uk